Maybelle an African savanna elephant at San Francisco Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Maybelle  
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SSP nr32


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Born:* 1960 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1962
Dead date: 2004-04-22
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:San Francisco Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
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1962-05-22San Francisco Zoo
from Gene Goebel

Document updated2011-03-07: Previous locations, Birth, Death, SSP, Image, Text RE
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† Maybelle is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at San Francisco Zoo, in United States, of from unknown reasons in 2004-04-22. (see detailed list).


Maybelle was born wild 1960, captured 1962 .

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Before her arrival at the zoo in 1962, she appeared in a John Wayne movie.

Maybelle died seven weeks after another San Franciso elephant, Callee, was euthanzied. She was found during morning inspections by keepers lying on her chest, legs splayed, in the outdoor exhibit. Efforts to raise the animal to her feet with a crane failed. She subsequently died. Her death left the zoo with two elephants - Tinkerbelle and Lulu.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Maybelle, an African savanna elephant at San Francisco Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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