Willie an African savanna elephant at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary


 ☨ ♂ Willie  
Willie. Riddle
Willie. Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary. Photo: © Ryan Easley

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 30 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (184)
Origin
Born:* 1979 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1981
Imported:1984
Freight:Air, private Boeing 707
Death
Dead date: 2009-08-00
Death reason: euthanised: infection
Offspring
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 2002-01-21 Batir (Skeeter) SSP id: 519

2. Born 2003-04-16
(dead † 2018-12-12)
Max (Maximus) SSP id: 525

3. Born 2007-12-08
(dead † 2019-02-09)
Miss Bets SSP id: 560

4. Born 2008-03-19 Samson SSP id: 561
Locations
Present / last location:Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1997-06-20Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) 1994-03-20
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary 1990-12-10
from Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo 1986-06-00
from Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)
Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks) 1986-00-00
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

Document updated2009-08-29: SSP, Death
2009-09-03: Image
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Description

† Willie is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States, of euthanised in 2009-08-00. Official death reason described as infection. (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 4 babies

  1. (F) 2002-01-21 Batir (Skeeter) SSP id: 519
  2. (M) 2003-04-16 -- † 2018-12-12 Max (Maximus) SSP id: 525
  3. (F) 2007-12-08 -- † 2019-02-09 Miss Bets SSP id: 560
  4. (M) 2008-03-19 Samson SSP id: 561

Origin


Willie was born wild 1979, captured 1981 . and imported 1984, Air, private Boeing 707



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Willie, an African savanna at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1712. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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