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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Maybelle  dead elephant
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SSP nr32


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

Date of arrival

1962-05-22San Francisco Zoo
from Gene Goebel

1962-00-00Gene Goebel
from Firma Ruhe

Firma Ruhe
from Hannover Zoo

Hannover Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

Firma Ruhe
from Tanzania unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2011-03-07: Previous locations, Birth, Death, SSP, Image, Text RE
2022-03-05: Born in Tanzania

Latest document update2022-03-05 05:06:12
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† Maybelle is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2004-04-22 at San Francisco Zoo, in United States, .


Maybelle was born wild 1960 at Tanzania unspecified location, 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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Maybelle, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at San Francisco Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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