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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.

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!, 9:30am – 1:30pm on most days.


Species Name:
African elephant
Scientific Name:
Loxodonta africana
Our Animal's Name(s):
Mabu, Lungile, Semba, Punga, and Sundzu
Proud Parents:
Athena Gates
Bret Slater and Kelly Slater
Edward Staten
Georgia Brousseau
Haley Baumgartner
Joseph Sciabarra
Julie Hill
Kate Boesen
Michael Gates
Piper Collins
St Marks School