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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:
Alex May
Bobbie Jo Bloom
Eileen Connealy
Linda Roman
Athena Gates
Joseph Sciabarra
Michael Gates
Bret Slater and Kelly Slater
Debbie Gillette
Kate Boesen
Alexis Welch
Carly McCarthy
Kay B. Gray
Laura Featherstone
Linda Suhay
Michelle Koukoumanos
Rebecca Copp
Steve Suhay
Tina Berry
Amanda Van
Christina Pisano
Cody Tretschok
Cynthia Bryant
Dan Bloch
Dimitri Fleming
Elizabeth Bushell
Ernest Manning
Gail Skinner
Henrietta R. Pisano
Janet Delgado
Jean Popham
Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Reinhart
Karen Jackson-Hays
Karen Smith
Katelyn Erickson
Kathleen Norton
Leonard Heuberger
Lezley K. Barth
Louise Heuberger
Marlene Skinner
Mimi Tanner
Nancy Halle
Philip De Amelia
Ronald W. Barth
Sara Oleson
Steven Jacobson
Tawnya Tretschok
Theresa Fleming
Theresa Talley
Barbara Hopewell
Edward Staten
Eliana Rivero
Joe Chase
Katherine Baker
Mary Hermeling
Ruth Taylor
Stephanie Chase
Stephanie Henderson
Tanya Glover
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
MacKenzi Lozano
Phillip Perez
Roger Conley
Shannon Lozano
Wendy Million
Robert Frieling
Jessica Hayes
Kylèe Arjes
Elizabeth Hurd