African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) at Kansas City Zoo

♀ Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo)
Tattoo. Kansas City Zoo 2008
Tattoo. Kansas City Zoo 2008


SSP nr169


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1980
Present / last location:Kansas City Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1995-05-30Kansas City Zoo
from Riverbanks Zoological Park
Riverbanks Zoological Park 1983-01-10
from Baton Rouge Zoo
Baton Rouge Zoo 1980-03-28
from Catskill Game Farm

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

Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) arrived Kansas City Zoo 1995-05-30, relocated from Riverbanks Zoological Park, in United States.

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

  1. Lady born 1968
  2. ,
  3. Lea born 1978
  4. ,
  5. Lois born 1978
  6. ,
  7. Megan born 1978
  8. ,
  9. Tamani born 2005-10-17
  10. ,
  11. Zoe (Zoey) born 1984
  12. , (see detailed list).


Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) was born wild 1978, captured 1980 .

Comments / pictures

Tattoo. Kansas City Zoo 2008
Her scar was caused by another elephant before her arrival to the Kansas City Zoo.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Kansas City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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