African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in United States

♀ Jambo

Alternative name: Dumbo


SSP nr460


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Management:Protected contact

People killed:1: animal keeper at Shrine Circus, 2010
Born:* 1983 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1985
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2011-06-00Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
from Terry Frisco Elephant Act

2001-00-00Terry Frisco Elephant Act
from Frisco Brothers Petting Zoo

1986-00-00Frisco Brothers Petting Zoo
from Joe Frisco

1985-00-00Joe Frisco
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)

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History of updates2020-12-08

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Jambo is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States.

Jambo arrived in 2011-06-00 to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, relocated from the Terry Frisco Elephant Act, in United States.


Jambo lives together with 4 other elephants at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Kimba born 1977
  2. Kimba Lou born 1982
  3. Lucky born 1980
  4. Missy born 1969


Jambo was born wild 1983, captured 1985 .

Comments / pictures

2010-04-09: killed an animal keeper at Shrine Circus.

Records about Jambo from Bob Cline

African Female 1985 to 1988 - Joe Frisco
2001 to Present - Terry Frisco Elephant Act
Killed Andrew Anderton on April 9, 2010 in Wilkes Barre, PA.
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jambo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4570. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Felicia Frisco
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants

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