Tanya (Tonya)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Caldwell Zoo in United States

♀ Tanya (Tonya)
Tanya and Rolinda. Caldwell Zoo 11/2010. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Tanya and Rolinda. Caldwell Zoo 11/2010. Photo: © Ryan Easley


SSP nr157


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 47 years old
Body weight: 4545.45 kg, 10000.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1977 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Caldwell Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1988-12-15Caldwell Zoo
from St Louis Zoo

1984-10-21St Louis Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Record history
History of updates2008-12-08

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Tanya (Tonya) is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Caldwell Zoo, in United States.

Tanya (Tonya) arrived in 1988-12-15 to the Caldwell Zoo, relocated from the St Louis Zoo, in United States.


Tanya (Tonya) lives together with 2 other elephants at the Caldwell Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Emanti born 2010-05-13
  2. Mac born 2010-04-12


Tanya (Tonya) was born wild 1977.

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Tanya's arrival to the Caldwell Zoo in December 1988 began the first step in the St. Louis Zoo's Asian elephant breeding program. She originally arrived in St. Louis in 1984 when the zoo agreed to take her after a failed sale from an animal auction in Cape Girardeau. She was kept as a single elephant and performed a single act in the zoo's Elephant Show, preceding the five act of Asian elephants.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tanya (Tonya), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Caldwell Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4392. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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