African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Kansas City Zoo in United States

♀ Lois
Lois. Kansas City Zoo 2008
Lois. Kansas City Zoo 2008


SSP nr177


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1980
Imported:1981 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kansas City Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1982-09-17Kansas City Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Record history
History of updates2010-01-17

Latest document update2021-09-18 07:45:01
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Lois is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Kansas City Zoo, in United States.

Lois arrived in 1982-09-17 to the Kansas City Zoo, relocated from the International Animal Exchange (Ferndale), in United States.


Lois 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. Megan born 1978
  5. Tamani born 2005-10-17
  6. Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) born 1978
  7. Zoe (Zoey) born 1984
  8. Zuri born 2009-08-10


Lois was born wild 1978, captured 1980 . and imported 1981 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Comments / pictures

Lea and Lois were imported together from Zimbabwe in 1981. They arrived together to the Kansas City Zoo from Ferndale in September 1982.

Lois in Kansas City Zoo
Lois. Kansas City Zoo 2008.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Lois, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Kansas City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4568. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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