Willie
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in United States

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

Identification

SSP nr184

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 30 years old
Origin
Born:* 1979 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1981
Imported:1984 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Freight:Air, private Boeing 707
Death
Dead: 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 - owners
Present / last location:Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States

Date of arrival

1997-06-20Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

1994-03-20Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

1990-12-10Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Nashville Zoo

1986-06-00Nashville Zoo
from Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)

1986-00-00Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

Record history
History of updates2009-08-29: SSP, Death
2009-09-03: Image
2021-09-18: Importer Arthur Jones

Latest document update2021-09-18 06:50:06
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† Willie is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2009-08-00 at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States, . Official death reason described as infection.

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 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones), Air, private Boeing 707

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Willie, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1712. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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