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Alice at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Female ♀ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Alice at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Alice and Ginny. Roger Williams Park Zoo 03/2003. Photo: © Tina Dow
Alice
ID Number:   SSP Number: 233 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Roger Williams Park Zoo
ArrivedRoger Williams Park Zoo 1990-10-07
from Allen Campbell
Allen Campbell 1990-10-04
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) 1988-12-21
from Roger Williams Park Zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo 1988-06-30
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)
Born:1985 wild Zimbabwe
Capture: 1987,
Document updated2009-04-28: Previous locations, Birth, Text, Image
The three elephants at Roger Williams Park Zoo were brought to America together in 1988 from Zimbabwe by Frank Thompson. In June 1988, Allen Campbell took posession of the females and kept them with several other Africans until they arrived permanently at the Rhode Island zoo in October 1990. During that time period, Ginny stayed with Campbell the entire duration, whereas Alice spent the 21 of the 27 months at Miami MetroZoo and Kate spent 11 months at Evansville and four in Miami.

In February and May 2007, several attempts were made by Dr. Dennis Schmitt, one of the world’s foremost Elephant Reproductive Specialists, to artifically inseminate Alice. The procedures were unsuccessful.

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