Suzy (Susie) at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

† Suzy (Susie)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 428 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 37 years
Dead date: 1988-06-22
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
ArrivedPortland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 1974-11-05
from Ralph Mitchell Zoo
Ralph Mitchell Zoo 1956-07-03
from Miami Rare Bird Farm (Alton Freeman)
Born:1951 wild Sri Lanka
Capture: 1951
Document updated2010-12-30: New elephant RE
2012-06-07: Circus Report ad
03/1973 Circus Report Ad - Suzie for sale, $500, due to rock throwing

Sources, among others

  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
  • http://www.circushistory.org/Publications/CircusReport05Mar1973.pdf
  • Asian Elephant Studbook 2003-2005, AZA North America (PDF) by Mike Keele and Karen Lewis

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