Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sydney Zoo in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Joan  dead elephant


ASMP nr40


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 18 years old
Born:* 1958 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1962? by Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)
Dead: 1976-07-10
Death reason: disease: gangrenous tail as result from bite from another elephant
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sydney Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

1962-11-01Sydney Zoo
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)

Record history
History of updates2010-05-23: asmp nr, pev. location
2021-09-18: Importer Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)

Latest document update2021-09-18 11:21:58
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† Joan is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1976-07-10 at Sydney Zoo, in Australia, . Official death reason described as gangrenous tail as result from bite from another elephant.


Joan was born wild 1958. and imported 1962? by Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Joan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sydney Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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