African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Amy  dead elephant
Amy. Riddle
Amy. Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary 08/2004. Photo: � Ryan Easley


SSP nr465


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 30 years old
Born:* 1987 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1987
Dead: 2017-12-12
Death reason: euthanised: torn ligament in her right elbow
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2007-12-08
(dead † 2019-02-09)
Miss Bets SSP id: 560
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens, in United States

Date of arrival

2015-05-00Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

2004-05-22Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from William Buckles Woodcock

1992-00-00William Buckles Woodcock
from Bob Norris

Record history
History of updates2009-09-03:Text, Image RE
2011-03-13:Arrival RE
2018-02-28: dead

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Amy is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2017-12-12 at Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens, in United States, . Official death reason described as torn ligament in her right elbow.


  1. (F) 2007-12-08 -- † 2019-02-09 Miss Bets SSP id: 560


Amy was born wild 1987, captured 1987 .

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Amy is the star of the book The Cowboy and His Elephant by Malcolm MacPherson. She had been originally trained by Army Maguire for Buckles Woodcock.

2017-12-12: Zoo officials said Amy was euthanized humanely Monday after nearly two years of medical treatment in an effort to repair a torn ligament in her right elbow. Despite the treatments, her health had declined rapidly.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Amy, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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