Lion cubs will be on exhibit periodically today, as their energy level allows. The best chance to see them will be at 9am, when the Zoo opens.
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.
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, Samba, Punga, and Sundzu
- Proud Parents:
- Piper Collins
St Marks Preschool
Carl W. Armstrong
Emma N Kaffenberger
Live Elephant Cam
Update on Elephant Pregnancy
Click here to watch the latest episode of Zoo News, produced by Tucson 12 - The City Channel, featuring female elephant "Semba" who is expected…
Elephant “Semba” is Expecting!
The Zoo recently received the results of a urinary hormone test confirming that 24-year-old female African elephant "Semba" is pregnant. Semba was observed breeding with…
A Visit With Shaba
2-27-13: From Elephant Supervisor, Sue Tygielski Last month I had a great opportunity to visit the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park and meet up with…
Elephant “Shaba” Update 2-27-13
From Zoo Elephant Manager Sue Tygielski: Last month I had a great opportunity to visit the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park and meet up with…