Tinker at North Carolina Zoo

† Tinker
ID Number:   SSP Number: 156 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 13 years
Dead date: 1990-10-07
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:North Carolina Zoo
ArrivedNorth Carolina Zoo 1979-05-26
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1979-05-23
Born:1977 wild South Africa
Capture: 1978
Document updated2008-12-24: New elephant
Zelda, Cookie and Tinker were imported together from South Africa to the International Animal Exchange in May 1979. They arrvied to the North Carolina Zoo together. Cookie and Zelda died within two weeks of each other less than a year later of a generalized viral infection, while Tinker would live for eleven more years before euthanization.

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