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Ingadze (called Gadze, born March 13, 2009 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park) is a male African elephant (Loxodonta africana), currently residing at the Birmingham Zoo's Trails of Africa exhibit.

Gadze is named for the Swazi word "íngádze", meaning "garden". He was the second elephant born to his mother, Umngani, and the 5th sired by his father, Mabu. Both of his parents were born wild in Southern Africa. He weighed 220 pounds at birth.

Gadze and his half-brother, Lutsandvo, were transferred from San Diego to the 'bachelor herd" at the Birmingham Zoo in 2019 as part of the AZA's Species Survival Plan.


  • Sklar, Debbie L. (June 28, 2019) "Birmingham Zoo Welcomes 2 New Male African Elephants from San Diego Zoo Safari Park." Times of San Diego

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