Shani (Kate, Katie, Kati) at Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo )

Female African Bush elephant Shani (Kate, Katie, Kati) at Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo )

Shani (aka by her keepers as Kate / Katie), the elephant with her trainer Allen Campbell and her handlers: Bernie Gainey, Mark Srnka and Kris Hopkins. Photo © Cindy Kreider
† Shani (Kate, Katie, Kati)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 183 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 15 years
Dead date: 1994-07-13
Death reason: euthanised: Gastrointestinal problems
Location:Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo )
ArrivedErie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo ) 1982-02-03
from Baton Rouge Zoo
Baton Rouge Zoo 1982-02-02
from
Born:1979 wild
Capture: 1981
Document updated2009-12-19: New elephant RE
2010-08-29: year and reason of death, picture
2011-02-07: date of death
2011-02-09: Previous locations, Birth, Death, SSP RE
"I worked there when Shani the African elephant died. The Erie Zoo staff and the city itself grieved like a family. Her GI tract just shut down over the period of a week and necropsy was inconclusive. She was either 11 or 12 years old at the time of her death. She was a beautiful elephant and loved very much" //Kris Hopkins, State College

Shani only resided at the Baton Rouge Zoo for a day before her transfer to the Erie Zoo in Michigan.

Sources, among others

Internal relevant links

Search more on the web for Shani (Kate, Katie, Kati)


Locations of visitors to this page
54.158.109.89Home - Start Guestbook Recent changes-updates Glossary - Encyclopedia Frequently asked questions Elephant Facts & Trivia Evolution of elephants Extinct Proboscidea Living Elephant Species Elephant anatomy Elephant diseases Man and elephants Elephant care Elephant footcare Elephant training Elephant breeding Elephant database Location database Virtual elephant Shiva Elephant organizations Elephant literature Elephant films & videos Elephant posters & pics Website elephant.se Elephant consultant Webring memberships Webmaster & Contact Selected links Elephant News
Book Americas elephants by Bob Cline

More info?
Book Americas elephants by Bob Cline
More info?