Mame at Brookfield Zoo

Female African Bush elephant Mame at Brookfield Zoo

Affie, Christy & Mame. Brookfield Zoo 1985. Photo: © Susan Hoss
† Mame
ID Number:   SSP Number: 107 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 32 years
Dead date: 2003-06-17
Death reason: euthanised: Musculoskeletal trauma; incinerated
Location:Brookfield Zoo
ArrivedBrookfield Zoo 1972-06-07 from Ovita Game Farm
Ovita Game Farm 1972-06-00
Born:1971 wild Tanzania
Capture: 1972
Document updated2008-12-24: Previous locations, SSP, Death

2009-01-01: Source, Death, Text
2009-08-11: Image, Text
"Mame sustained severe injuries during an encounter with another elephant. Following the encounter, veterinary staff closely observed Mame and determined she had suffered disabling injuries to both her front legs. In the professional opinion of the zoo's veterinary staff, the prognosis for a successful recovery in this type of injury is very poor. Vets and animal collection staff were concerned Mame would suffer by any prolonged treatment with very little hope of a recovery. Although it was a difficult decision to euthanize Mame, staff agreed it was the most humane choice."
Before being her new home in the Pachyderm House, Mame resided at the Children's Zoo for three years.

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