Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Bunny  dead elephant


SSP nr161


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 56 years old
Body height: 2.16 meter, 7.1 feet
Body weight: 3409.09 kg, 7500.00 lbs
Born:* 1953 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2009-05-14
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of arrival

1999-09-29Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Mesker Park Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-05-16:�SSP, Death, Text
2017-02-11: height, weight

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Bunny is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2009-05-14 at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States, .


Bunny was born wild 1953.

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Bunny was the fifth elephant to reside at Carol Buckley's private facility. Her transfer was made after residing at the Mesker Park Zoo for over forty years, most the duration as a single elephant.
At the time of her death she was the institution's second oldest elephant and quoted to be the first (of nine deceased) to die of natural causes. Announcements stated her health began to fail on 02 May 2009. However, the decision was not made to humanely euthanize her but rather treat her with "pain meds, antibiotics, and homeopathic remedies under the authority of her veterinary team." After 12 days, she finally passed in the field where she originally laid down. Her death preceded another Elephant Sanctuary death, Ned, by 12 hours, though it was stated there was no physical connection.
Bunny was 7'11" and weighed 7500 pounds.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Bunny, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1455. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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