Sonny at Popcorn Park Zoo

† Sonny
ID Number:   SSP Number: 499 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 19 years old
Dead date: 2001-02-21
Death reason: unknown: suffered a seizure and collapsed
Location:Popcorn Park Zoo
ArrivedPopcorn Park Zoo 1989-09-01
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1986-00-00
from Hillcrest Park Zoo
Hillcrest Park Zoo 1986-00-00
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Born:1982 wild Zimbabwe
Capture: 1984,
Document updated2011-04-17: Previous locations, Text, SSP RE
On Feb. 21, Sonny suffered a seizure and collapsed. By the time Director Mr. John Bergmann could get some equipment on site to lift Sonny back up, he had died. The equipment was then used to take Sonny to the zoo's back-lot animal cemetery for burial.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Popcorn+Park+Zoo-a019245889
  • http://www.oceancountygov.com/photos/pop_pics.htm

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