LIVE WEBCAM - AFRICAN ELEPHANTS AT MEMPHIS ZOO
Ty was born in the wild in 1964, where it is believed she was orphaned. After a short stint as a circus elephant with Ringling Brothers, she was retired to Memphis Zoo in 1977. She was 12 years old at the time. Former associate curator, Houston Winbigler was one of the first to meet Ty when she arrived in Memphis and he worked with her for almost 40 years. For the last 43 years, Tyranza was the matriarch of the Zoo’s elephant herd.