Calle at San Francisco Zoo

† Calle
ID Number:   SSP Number: 340 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 37 years
Dead date: 2004-03-06
Death reason: euthanised: Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), arthritis
Location:San Francisco Zoo
ArrivedSan Francisco Zoo 1997-03-19
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1996-11-02
from Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo 1994-10-27
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1990-10-10
from Trunk and Hump ( Martin Dinnes, Steve Martin )
Trunk and Hump ( Martin Dinnes, Steve Martin )
from Howard Johnson
Born:1967 wild
Document updated2009-02-02: Previous locations, SSP, Death, Text RE
2011-06-16: Previous location RE
2013-07-05: Previous locations RE
Calle was one of the elephants whose vocalizations were recorded and used in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."

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The North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant states Calle arrived to the Johnsons from Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach, California.

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