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African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Philadelphia Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Petal  dead elephant


SSP nr20


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 53 years old
Born:* 1955 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1957
Dead: 2008-06-09
Death reason: age: acute heart and lung failure after she fell on her side while sleeping
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Philadelphia Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1957-05-13Philadelphia Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2020-10-01

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Petal is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2008-06-09 at Philadelphia Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as acute heart and lung failure after she fell on her side while sleeping.


Petal was born wild 1955, captured 1957 .

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Petal, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Philadelphia Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1478. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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