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

♀ Megan
Megan. Kansas City Zoo 2008
Megan. Kansas City Zoo 2008


SSP nr172


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1979
Present / last location:Kansas City Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1994-07-18Kansas City Zoo
from Paramounts Kings Island Wild Animal Habitat
Paramounts Kings Island Wild Animal Habitat 1979-05-23
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Grand Prairie

Document updated2009-01-24: New elephant
2018-10-21: diagnosed with high blood pressure
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Megan is a living sick Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Kansas City Zoo, in United States.

Megan arrived Kansas City Zoo 1994-07-18, relocated from Paramounts Kings Island Wild Animal Habitat, in United States.

In Kansas City Zoo, Megan 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. Tamani born 2005-10-17
  8. ,
  9. Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) born 1978
  10. ,
  11. Zoe (Zoey) born 1984
  12. , (see detailed list).


Megan was born wild 1978 at Kruger National Park, captured 1979 .

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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.

"Forty-year-old Megan has high blood pressure. Veterinarians said she is the only elephant they know of that has it in the world. So, they had to come up with their own way of helping the elephant.

They test her every week, with a blood pressure cuff on her tail to see how she is doing, along with some groundbreaking treatment. [...] She's probably got a tumor in her gland, that's calling all of this. We were able to diagnose that through urinary catacolomy tests. So, that's kind of groundbreaking when comparing it to our other elephants," said Dr. Kirk Suedmeyer, Director of Animal Health and Research at the Kansas City Zoo.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Megan, 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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