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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:
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 Skinner
Gail & Marlene C. Skinner
Barbara Hopewell
Chandni Parikh
Charles Spreen
Georgia Brousseau
Hank Deutsch
Janelle & Jeff Hall
Janet Dawson
Matthew Berline
Robert Wronski
Embry Joy
Emmageanne Darmitzel
Joe Chase
Rosemary Smith
Stephanie Chase
Stephanie Henderson
Taylor Jablonski
Georgine Speranzo
Ruth Taylor
Constance A. Hillyer
Daniel Altamirano
Daniel Hurley
Emily Kennedy
MacKenzi & Shannon Lozano
Ron Savageau