Minyahk (Ole C.C.)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Dickerson Park Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Minyahk (Ole C.C.)  dead elephant
Minyahk. Dickerson Park Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Minyahk. Dickerson Park Zoo 03/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley


SSP nr96


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 61 years old
Body height: 2.53 meter, 8.3 feet
Body weight: 3118.18 kg, 6860.00 lbs
Born:* 1949 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2010-08-04
Death reason: age: bacterial disease, broken vertebrae
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Dickerson Park Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1999-03-31Dickerson Park Zoo
from Oklahoma City Zoo

1998-12-01Oklahoma City Zoo
from Dickerson Park Zoo

1993-08-18Dickerson Park Zoo
from Lowry Park Zoo

1991-04-20Lowry Park Zoo
from Lincoln Park Zoo

1987-11-08Lincoln Park Zoo
from Dickerson Park Zoo

Record history
History of updates2010-01-26

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† Minyahk (Ole C.C.) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2010-08-04 at Dickerson Park Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as bacterial disease, broken vertebrae.


Minyahk (Ole C.C.) was born wild 1949.

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Ole C.C. was named after C.C. Williford, a popular local weatherman of the 1940s and 1950s.

In February 1982, Minyahk weighed 6860 pounds.
In April 1983, Minyahk measured 8'3" tall at the shoulder, a length of 128.5 inches, a girth of 177 inches, a Skull width of 33.25 inches, a front foot circumference of 52 inches and back foot circumference of 50 inches.

Upon sale of half sisters Asha and Chandra to the Oklahoma City Zoo, Minyahk accompanied the two young elephants on their transport in December 1998 for a four month period while they became adjusted to their new surroundings.

In Summer 2009, the Dickerson Park Zoo celebrated the birthdays of three of their elephants - Ol' CC turned sixty, Pinky aged to forty five and Patience turned thirty five years old.

In January 2010, the Dickerson Park Zoo announced that Ol' C.C. would be taken off exhibit for a nine month treatment period of a mycobacterial infection. A routine annual blood test showed that she has been exposed to either Mycobacteria bovis or Mycobacteria Tuberculosis. The culture results indicated that Minyahk was not shedding the bacteria. Pinky was taken off exhibit as well to be a companion during the aggressive treatment course. At the time, Minyahk was the oldest elephant to reside at Dickerson Park Zoo and the fifth oldest elephant living in AZA-accredited zoos.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Minyahk (Ole C.C.), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Dickerson Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1413. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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