African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Kosti at Brian Franzen

♀ Kosti
Alternative name:Tusca


SSP nr446


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Brian Franzen, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1997-00-00Brian Franzen
from Franzen Brothers Circus
Franzen Brothers Circus 1984-06-00
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Document updated2010-08-07: 
2012-05-24: Previous locations, Birth, SSP, Text RE
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Kosti is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Brian Franzen, in United States.

Kosti arrived Brian Franzen 1997-00-00, relocated from Franzen Brothers Circus, in United States.

In Brian Franzen, Kosti lives together with 2 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Megu born 1982
  2. ,
  3. Okha born 1970
  4. , (see detailed list).


Kosti was born wild 1982.

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Contradictory records:
The North American Regional Studbook for the African Elephant lists this elephant with the name 'Tusca.'

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Kosti, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Brian Franzen in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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