African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Bioparc Valencia in Spain

♀ Matla

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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 23 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 2000 wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2022-11-09 Makena EEP id: 202203?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bioparc Valencia, in Spain

Date of arrival

2008-11-06Bioparc Valencia
from Namib Game Services (Herbert Henle)

Record history
History of updates2009-03-14: New elephant RE

2009-10-21: name, age

2012-06-08: Henle RE
2018-09-05: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2022-11-17 14:31:37
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Matla is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Bioparc Valencia, in Spain.

Matla arrived in 2008-11-06 to the Bioparc Valencia, relocated from the Namib Game Services (Herbert Henle), in Namibia.

Matla lives together with 7 other elephants at the Bioparc Valencia:
  1. Jambo born 2004-03-15
  2. Makena born 2022-11-09
  3. Manti born 2005
  4. Maya born 2004
  5. Metzi born 2003
  6. Miri born 2003
  7. Muti born 2001

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (unknown) 2022-11-09 Makena EEP id: 202203?


Matla was born wild 2000. and imported 2008

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Matla, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Bioparc Valencia in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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