Cuddles
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Cuddles  dead elephant



Identification

Local id Number 770011

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Origin
Born:* 1973 wild
Birth place: in Uganda unspecified location
Imported:1974? by Chipperfield organisation (Chilworth)
Death
Dead: 2017-03-22
Death location: Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

1977-12-12Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
from Longleat Safari Park

Longleat Safari Park
from West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park
from Chipperfield organisation station

Chipperfield organisation station
from Uganda unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2008-12-28: Image
2008-12-28: Photo removed at the request of Roger Brogan
2010-12-06: no nr
2012-02-28: picture of arrival
2012-03-12: local nr
2017-03-22: death
2021-09-18: Importer Chipperfield organisation
2022-03-22: Updated as dead

Latest document update2022-03-22 09:52:55
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† Cuddles is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2017-03-22 at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia, .

Origin


Cuddles was born wild 1973 at Uganda unspecified location. and imported 1974? by Chipperfield organisation (Chilworth)


Comments / pictures

Claimed to be Australias last African elephant.

Cuddles in Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
Cuddles the African Elephant, arrived at the zoo in late 1977.

Cuddles in Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
Cuddles and elephant keeper Bobby-Jo Vial.

Cuddles in Taronga Dubbo Western Plains ZooCuddles and elephant keeper Jackie Stuart

Cuddles in Taronga Dubbo Western Plains ZooCuddles and elephant keeper Joel Kerr

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Cuddles, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 February 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2045. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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