Mei Tai
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Taipei Zoo in Taiwan

♀ Mei Tai


SSP nr397


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Taipei Zoo, in Taiwan

Date of arrival

1986-09-22Taipei Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Record history
History of updates0000-00-00

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Mei Tai is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Taipei Zoo, in Taiwan.

Mei Tai arrived in 1986-09-22 to the Taipei Zoo, relocated from the International Animal Exchange (Ferndale), in United States.


Mei Tai lives together with 4 other elephants at the Taipei Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Chamba born 1979
  2. Chien Hui born 1982
  3. You Kai
  4. You Xin


Mei Tai was born wild 1982.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Mei Tai, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Taipei Zoo in Taiwan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • In the 2005 Edition of the North American Regional Studbook for the African Elephant, this animal is listed as alive. The 2008 SSP Update lists this elephant as Lost to Follow-up.

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