Tamu (Tamy, Tommy)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Toluca Zoo in Mexico

♀ Tamu (Tamy, Tommy)



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 62 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1960 unknown
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1991-09-16 Bireki
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Toluca Zoo, in Mexico

Date of arrival

2014-12-10Toluca Zoo
from Circo Francisco Atayde Garcia

1964-00-00Circo Francisco Atayde Garcia
from Bertram Mills Circus

Record history
History of updates2012-11-15: changed country of origin
2018-02-27: alive in Tolouca, not dead!

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Tamu (Tamy, Tommy) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Toluca Zoo, in Mexico.

Tamu (Tamy, Tommy) arrived in 2014-12-10 to the Toluca Zoo, relocated from the Circo Francisco Atayde Garcia, in Mexico.

Tamu (Tamy, Tommy) lives together with 2 other elephants at the Toluca Zoo:
  1. Bireki born 1991-09-16
  2. Ted (Teddy) born 1962

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  1. (F) 1991-09-16 Bireki


Tamu (Tamy, Tommy) was born unknown 1960.

Comments / pictures

According to Gösta kruse, in his book he say the two young elephants came from Siam.Trunk call by Gosta Kruse

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tamu (Tamy, Tommy), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Toluca Zoo in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7474. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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