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

♀ 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 ♀ 46 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1980
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kansas City Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1995-05-30Kansas City Zoo
from Riverbanks Zoological Park

1983-01-10Riverbanks Zoological Park
from Baton Rouge Zoo

1980-03-28Baton Rouge Zoo
from Catskill Game Farm

Record history
History of updates2010-01-17

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Kansas City Zoo, in United States.

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


Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) lives together with 8 other elephants at the Kansas City Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Christi born 1986
  2. Lady born 1968
  3. Lea born 1978
  4. Lois born 1978
  5. Megan born 1978
  6. Tamani born 2005-10-17
  7. Zoe (Zoey) born 1984
  8. Zuri born 2009-08-10


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

Comments / pictures

Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) in Kansas City Zoo
Tattoo. Kansas City Zoo 2008
Her scar was caused by another elephant before her arrival to the Kansas City Zoo.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Kansas City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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