Chico an African savanna elephant at Caldwell Zoo

Male ♂ African savanna Chico at Caldwell Zoo

Chico. Caldwell Zoo 11/2010. Photo: © Ryan Easley
☨ Chico
ID nr:   SSP Number: 54 - 
Species: African savanna elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 44 years old
Body height: 3.05 meter, 10.0 feet
Body weight: 6590.91 kg, 14500.00 lbs
Dead date: 2011-07-09
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Caldwell Zoo
ArrivalCaldwell Zoo 2003-05-02
from San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1977-04-20
from Riverbanks Zoological Park
Riverbanks Zoological Park 1974-10-17
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)
International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar) 1974-00-00
from Mallorca Safari Park (Auto Safari Reserva Africana)
Born:* 1967 wild Zambia
Capture: 1969 ,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 5 babies

  1. (M) 1981-08-22 -- † 1981-09-02 Thor, SSP nr: 208
  2. (F) 1982-01-29 Tavi, SSP nr: 212
  3. (M) 1982-05-07 -- † 1982-06-05 Kumi, SSP nr: 214
  4. (F) 1982-05-24 Moja, SSP nr: 215
  5. (M) 1982-06-22 Tsavo, SSP nr: 216
Document updated2009-02-06: Image RE
2010-11-22: Height, Weight, Text, Image RE
2010-11-24: Previous locations RE
2011-07-14: death
Chico was brought to the Caldwell Zoo in May 2003 from the San Diego Wild Animal Park, where he had resided since 1977. His relocation, as well as three females that went to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, made possible the import of seven elephants from South Africa. From 2004 to 2010, nine elephants have been born at the facility in California.

Chico is one of the largest elephants in North America. He measures ten feet tall at the shoulder and weighs over 14500 pounds.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Chico, an African savanna at Caldwell Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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