Watoto at Woodland Park Zoo

† Watoto
ID Number:   SSP Number: 78 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old
Dead date: 2014-08-22
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed
Location:Woodland Park Zoo
ArrivedWoodland Park Zoo 1971-07-01
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1971-00-00
Born:1969 wild Kenya
Capture: 1971,
Document updated2009-07-11:
2011-04-26: Previous locations, SSP, Management RE
2016-01-22: death
2018-03-13: reason of death: euthanised
Watoto was orginally imported from Kenya in 1971 as an orphan from the wild. Her name is Swahili for "children".

News article: R&R for an ailing African elephant at zoo. Watoto has colic; barn closed for peace and quiet

Sources, among others

  • Brittany Anderson
  • https://www.thedodo.com/zoo-elephant-watoto-death-754793660.html

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