Lady at Kansas City Zoo

Female ♀ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Lady at Kansas City Zoo

Lady. Kansas City Zoo 2008
ID Number:   SSP Number: 65 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Kansas City Zoo
ArrivedKansas City Zoo 1994-07-16
from Paramounts Kings Island Wild Animal Habitat
Paramounts Kings Island Wild Animal Habitat 1993-09-09
from Paramounts Kings Dominion
Paramounts Kings Dominion 1976-00-00
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
Born:1968 wild South Africa
Capture: 1970,
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. () 2001-09-19 -- † 2001-09-19 stillborn, SSP nr: 518
Document updated2009-01-24: New elephant
Lady, Megan and Mona were all donated to the Kansas City Zoo in July 1994 from Kings Island. Mona died the day of arrival.

In November 1999, Lady became pregant after breeding by Casey. She carried the calf to term but was unable to give birth. After unsuccessful injections of oxytocin, trans-rectal and trans-abdominal ultrasounds were repeated in June/July 2005 to reassess the calf. In December 2006 a vesibulotomy was performed to remove the mummified fetus after the onset of labor. She is ranked as the dominant female of the herd. Her distinguishing features include her right tusk and the scar on her left hip. She is estimated at 8500 pounds. //Kansas City Zoo, Elephant Medical Records.

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