Ginny at San Antonio Zoo

† Ginny
ID Number:   SSP Number: 227 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Dead date: 2004-05-04
Death reason: unknown:
People killed:1
Location:San Antonio Zoo
ArrivedSan Antonio Zoo 1962-01-23
from Rider Animal Company
Rider Animal Company 1962-01-00
from Millers Animal Farm (R.A. Miller and M A Miller)
Millers Animal Farm (R.A. Miller and M A Miller) 1957-09-00
from
Born:1955 wild
Document updated2010-01-17: Previous locations, Text
1987: Ginny slapped a female keeper with her trunk
1992-12-16: Ginny slapped the keeper Jubal Cox, 29, with her trunk, which she then used to scoop him up and throw him to the ground. Cox received severe head injuries; he was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he died a few hours later.

In December 1992, a keeper was leading Ginny, Lucky and Alport to the elephant exhibit when Ginny attacked and killed the man. The elephant program made the transition to protected contact.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/stories/MYSA090207.04H.allen.221bbf6.html

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