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Five elephants arrived from San Diego Safari Park in February, 2012.  Mabu is a mature male; Semba and Lungile are mature females.  Punga (son of Mabu and Semba) was born in 2007, and Sundzu (son of Mabu and Semba) was born in 2010. A baby female elephant, Nandi (daughter of Mabu and Semba), the first born in Arizona, was born at 10:55pm on August 20, 2014.

Expedition Tanzania:

We’re very excited to introduce Reid Park Zoo’s newest pachyderm residents and their amazing new habitat, Expedition Tanzania! The seven acre expansion provides an introduction to the culture of East Africa and the important work being done to protect wildlife. Guests are able to explore the winding pathways, find clues which will provide insight into the lives of animals, and discover the excitement of seeing elephants in an expansive habitat. Can’t make it to the Zoo? CHECK OUT THE ELEPHANT CAM!


Species Name:
African elephant
Scientific Name:
Loxodonta africana
Our Animal's Name(s):
Mabu, Lungile, Semba, Punga, Sundzu, and Nandi
Proud Parents:
Edward Staten
Eliana Rivero
Joe Chase
Katherine Baker
Mary Hermeling
Ruth Taylor
Stephanie Chase
Stephanie Henderson
Desert Winds Primary School
Tracy Patchin
Andrea Kairis
Carol A. Magee
Christopher Kairis
Frances Acosta
Jennifer Treadway
John Simpson
Melissa Roadman
Samantha Pringle
Thatcher Klumpp
Julie Hill
Madhu Vanga
Alexandra Franz
Andrea Trujillo
Bernadette Perez
Constance A. Hillyer
Ellen Lasky
Heather Moroso
Janet Kercho
Jessica Jaime
Lynn Helseth
Phillip Perez
Roger Conley
Wendy Million
Robert Frieling
Jessica Hayes
Kylèe Arjes
Bobbie Jo Bloom
Eileen Connealy
Linda Roman
Alex May
Amy Wacker
Collene Costello
Dava Hopson
Carly McCarthy
Linda & Steve Suhay
Elizabeth Hurd
Gail & Marlene Skinner
Barbara Hopewell
Chandni Parikh
Charles Spreen
Georgia Brousseau
Janelle & Jeff Hall
Janet Dawson
Robert Wronski
MacKenzi & Shannon Lozano