African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Tonga at Dresden Zoo

♂ Tonga


EEP nr8910


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 32 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1989 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1992
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2006-03-23 Bou-Bou EEP id: 20045

2. Born 2009-12-27 Nelly EEP id: 200900
Present / last location:Dresden Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
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2020-11-09Dresden Zoo
from Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park
Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park 2001-07-06
from Circus Busch (Paul Busch)

Document updated2020-10-03
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Tonga is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Dresden Zoo, in Germany.

Tonga arrived Dresden Zoo 2020-11-09, relocated from Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park, in Germany.

In Dresden Zoo, Tonga lives together with 3 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Drumbo born 1990
  2. ,
  3. Mogli born 1995
  4. ,
  5. Sawu born 1996
  6. , (see detailed list).


Total: 2 babies

  1. (M) 2006-03-23 Bou-Bou EEP id: 20045
  2. (F) 2009-12-27 Nelly EEP id: 200900


Tonga was born wild 1989, captured 1992 . and imported 1992

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Tonga, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Dresden Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel


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