Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sydney Zoo (Bungarribee) in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Saigon  dead elephant

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 64 years old (estimated age)
Characteristics: dermoid cysts on elbows
Born:* 1958? wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2022-02-00
Death reason: euthanised: geriatric muscular atrophy
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sydney Zoo (Bungarribee), in Australia

Date of arrival

2019-12-01Sydney Zoo (Bungarribee)
from Sydney Zoo

2019-12-01Sydney Zoo
from Perry Brothers Circus

Perry Brothers Circus
from Sydney Zoo

Sydney Zoo
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)

Record history
History of updates2020-12-03

Latest document update2022-06-20 04:36:51
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† Saigon is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2022-02-00 at Sydney Zoo (Bungarribee), in Australia, . Official death reason described as geriatric muscular atrophy.


Saigon was born wild 1958?.

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Others in that shipment were quarantined at Taronga including two for Perry Bros Circus – Burma and Saigon. Saigon remains in the Perry family and is the sole remaining privately owned elephant in Australia other than the Bullen trio at Australia Zoo.
Steve Robinson.

Saigon in Sydney Zoo (Bungarribee)Picture of Saigon when she lived on a farm in Ned Kelly country (Benalla / Greta South) after retirement from the Circus. (The Stratford Elephant Mystery by Gavin Donoghue)

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Saigon, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sydney Zoo (Bungarribee) in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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