Winky (Winkie) an Asian elephant at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)


 ☨ ♀ Winky (Winkie)  

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 56 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (210)
Origin
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 2008-04-07
Death reason: euthanised: suffering from joint problems and could not get up
Locations
Present / last location:Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS), in United States

Date of Arrival

2005-08-04Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
from Detroit Zoo
Detroit Zoo 1991-09-17
from Sacramento Zoo

Document updated2009-04-27: Text
2009-11-24: Previous locations, SSP
2013-05-08: corr location
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† Winky (Winkie) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS), in United States, of euthanised in 2008-04-07. Official death reason described as suffering from joint problems and could not get up. (see detailed list).

Origin


Winky (Winkie) was born wild 1952.


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In April 2005, the Detroit Zoo permanently closed their elephant exhibit at the direction of their Animal Rights-sympathetic director Ron Kagan. Wanda and Winky were both sent to the Performing Animal Welfare Society, a private institution owned by Pat Derby.

Wanda is one of the two elephants at the center on controversy with the Detroit Zoo's decision to abandon their elephant display. When the decision was made to move the elephants because of the unnatural cold winters, Wanda and Winky were caught in the battle of Detroit Zoo looking for a place to send them, AZA saying not unless we approve, and the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas saying now wait a minute, we still own Wanda, she's just loaned to you.
Bob Cline, 2007-09-05



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Winky (Winkie), an Asian at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=157. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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