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
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.

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