African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in United States

♀ Lucky


SSP nr187


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1980 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1981
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1981-01-30Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

1981-01-15International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
from Kruger National Park

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Lucky is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States.

Lucky arrived in 1981-01-30 to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, relocated from the International Animal Exchange (Ferndale), in United States.


Lucky lives together with 4 other elephants at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Jambo born 1983
  2. Kimba born 1977
  3. Kimba Lou born 1982
  4. Missy born 1969


Lucky was born wild 1980 at Kruger National Park, captured 1981 .

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Contradictory records:

SSP state Lucky was born 1979, while Cheyenne Mountain Zoo claim she was born in 1980.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Lucky, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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