African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Cameron Park Waco Zoo in United States

♀ Tembo
Tembo & Tanya. Cameron Park Zoo. Photo: © Jackson Sdah.
Tembo & Tanya. Cameron Park Zoo. Photo: © Jackson Sdah.


SSP nr144


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 47 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1977 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1979
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cameron Park Waco Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1979-01-05Cameron Park Waco Zoo
from Catskill Game Farm

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Tembo is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Cameron Park Waco Zoo, in United States.

Tembo arrived in 1979-01-05 to the Cameron Park Waco Zoo, relocated from the Catskill Game Farm, in United States.

In Cameron Park Waco Zoo, Tembo lives as single living elephant at this location


Tembo was born wild 1977, captured 1979 .

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At the time of her death, 49 year old Tanzy was the second oldest African elephant in North America. She had a history of aggression with the Abiliene Zoo's other elephant Tanya. Tanzy had been transferred to the zoo in Texas from Oklahoma City to tbe a companion animal for Tanya, two months before the Oklahoma City Zoo purchased half sisters Asha and Chandra from the Dickerson Park Zoo in Missouri. Tanya was kept as a single elephant after Connie was relocated to the Springfield zoo as part of a building breeding program. Two months after Tanzy's death, Tanya was transferred to the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas, to replace Zoe. In October 2007, Zoe was transferred to the Kansas City Zoo under breeding loan arrangements, a Missouri zoo which held the largest Herd of African elephants within the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tembo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Cameron Park Waco Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5573. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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