Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
San Diego Zoo Safari Park in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Jean  dead elephant


SSP nr213


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 20 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1989-12-01
Death reason: euthanised: infarction of uterus leading to peritonitis following Caesarean section
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1989-11-20
(dead † 1989-11-20)
stillborn SSP id: 316
Locations - owners
Present / last location:San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in United States

Date of arrival

1972-04-21San Diego Zoo Safari Park
from San Diego Zoo

Record history
History of updates2010-12-31: Cause of death RE
2011-04-08: Death RE
2011-09-01: C-section RE

Latest document update2021-11-21 00:14:23
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† Jean is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1989-12-01 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in United States, . Official death reason described as infarction of uterus leading to peritonitis following Caesarean section.


  1. (F) 1989-11-20 -- † 1989-11-20 stillborn SSP id: 316


Jean was born wild 1969.

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Jean was euthanized following complications of a stillbirth in November 1989.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Jean, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71

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