African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Lady at Kansas City Zoo

♀ Lady
Lady. Kansas City Zoo 2008
Lady. Kansas City Zoo 2008


SSP nr65


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 53 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1968 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1970
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2001-09-19
(dead † 2001-09-19)
stillborn SSP id: 518
Present / last location:Kansas City Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1994-07-16Kansas City Zoo
from Paramounts Kings Island Wild Animal Habitat
Paramounts Kings Island Wild Animal Habitat 1993-09-09
from Paramounts Kings Dominion
Paramounts Kings Dominion 1976-00-00
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida

Document updated2009-01-24: New elephant
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Lady is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Kansas City Zoo, in United States.

Lady arrived Kansas City Zoo 1994-07-16, relocated from Paramounts Kings Island Wild Animal Habitat, in United States.

In Kansas City Zoo, Lady lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Lea born 1978
  2. ,
  3. Lois born 1978
  4. ,
  5. Megan born 1978
  6. ,
  7. Tamani born 2005-10-17
  8. ,
  9. Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) born 1978
  10. ,
  11. Zoe (Zoey) born 1984
  12. , (see detailed list).


  1. () 2001-09-19 -- † 2001-09-19 stillborn SSP id: 518


Lady was born wild 1968, captured 1970 .

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Lady, Megan and Mona were all donated to the Kansas City Zoo in July 1994 from Kings Island. Mona died the day of arrival.

In November 1999, Lady became pregant after breeding by Casey. She carried the calf to term but was unable to give birth. After unsuccessful injections of oxytocin, trans-rectal and trans-abdominal ultrasounds were repeated in June/July 2005 to reassess the calf. In December 2006 a vesibulotomy was performed to remove the mummified fetus after the onset of labor. She is ranked as the dominant female of the herd. Her distinguishing features include her right tusk and the scar on her left hip. She is estimated at 8500 pounds. //Kansas City Zoo, Elephant Medical Records.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Lady, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Kansas City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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  • Ryan Easley, USA


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