Maya at San Diego Zoo

† Maya
ID Number:   SSP Number: 223 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 50 years
Dead date: 1990-12-23
Death reason: euthanised: torn ligaments; degenerative arthritis
Location:San Diego Zoo
ArrivedSan Diego Zoo 1941-08-11
from Calcutta Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
Calcutta Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens) 1941-00-00
Born:1940 wild India
Capture: 1940
Document updated2009-11-24: New elephant RE
2010-12-31: Cause of death RE
In August 1941, the San Diego Zoo imported two Asian cows from the Alipore Zoo in West Bengal India. Maya and Lucki resided together until Lucki's death in August 1988. Maya would only live for another thirty months, passing away at the age of fifty.

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