Sari at Glasgow Zoo

† Sari
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
Dead date: 1967
Death reason: :
Location:Glasgow Zoo
ArrivedGlasgow Zoo 1955-00-00
Born:1953
Document updated2012-09-04
1955: The most important purchase made in 1955 was a young elephant. Her name is Sari , and she is now about six years of age. She cost £1,000. Sari has settled down nicely and we hope that, when old enough, she will give rides to children. She has already become a great favourite with visitors.

1967: Undoubtedly the most severe loss of the year was that of our elephant, Sari , who died in the early summer at the age of 14. The immediate reaction was to replace her as quickly as possible, but it was eventually decided that the acquisition of another elephant should be delayed until funds became available to construct a much larger house and more spacious enclosure. Sari's old house is therefore now being converted into a Nocturnal House.

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  • http://www.glasgowzoo.co.uk/articles/zoodetails/exannrep194772.php#Freda2

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