Petal an African savanna elephant at Philadelphia Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Petal  


SSP nr20


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

Date of Arrival
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1957-05-13Philadelphia Zoo
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Document updated2020-10-01
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† Petal is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Philadelphia Zoo, in United States, of age in 2008-06-09. Official death reason described as acute heart and lung failure after she fell on her side while sleeping. (see detailed list).


Petal was born wild 1955, captured 1957 .

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Petal, an African savanna elephant at Philadelphia Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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