Willy an African savanna elephant at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

♂ Willy
Willy. Disney
Willy. Disney's Animal Kingdom 11/2010. Photo: © Cleveland.com

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 42 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (370)
Body height: 3.35 meter, 11.0 feet
Body weight: 5909.09 kg, 13000.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1980?
Present / last location:Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival

2011-04-05Cleveland Metroparks Zoo from Disneys Animal Kingdom
Disneys Animal Kingdom 1998-12-26
from Zoomotion (Bret Bronson)
Zoomotion (Bret Bronson) 1990-10-00
from Four Bears Water Park
Four Bears Water Park 1989-10-00
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Jumbolair (Arthur Jones) 1983-00-00
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Document updated2010-06-01: Management RE
2010-11-20: Image, Text, Height, Weight RE
2011-04-06: Transfer RE
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Willy is a Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, in United States.

Willy arrived in Cleveland Metroparks Zoo 2011-04-05, relocated from Disneys Animal Kingdom, in United States.

In Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Willy lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Moshi born 1976
  2. ,
  3. Martika (Tika, Kiah) born 1981
  4. ,
  5. Shenga (Split nose) born 1982
  6. ,
  7. Kallie (June) born 1982
  8. , (see detailed list).


Willy was born wild 1978, captured 1980? . and imported 1980-1983?

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In November 2010, the Cleveland Zoo announced by year's end Willy would arrive, the first male elephant in the zoo's history. He will join Cleveland's three female African elephants returning from loan in Columbus. The new five-acre African Elephant Crossing is slated to open in May 2011 after ground was first broken in 2008.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Willy, an African savanna at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4057. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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