Sookie (Sooky) an Asian elephant at Tulsa Zoo

♀ Sookie (Sooky)
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (159)
Body weight: 4090.91 kg, 9000.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1972 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1973
Present / last location:Tulsa Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1997-06-05Tulsa Zoo
from Memphis Zoo

Document updated2010-12-08: Name, Weight, Management, Text RE
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Sookie (Sooky) is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Tulsa Zoo, in United States.

Sookie (Sooky) arrived in Tulsa Zoo 1997-06-05, relocated from Memphis Zoo, in United States.

In Tulsa Zoo, Sookie (Sooky) lives together with 3 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Asha born 2002-03-05
  2. ,
  3. Booper born 1972
  4. ,
  5. Sneezy born 1973
  6. , (see detailed list).


Sookie (Sooky) was born wild 1972, captured 1973 .

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Sneezy and Sooky both arrived at the Overton Park Zoo in Memphis in July 1974. Three years later Sneezy was loaned to the Tulsa Zoo. Sooky joined him on breeding loan in June 1997 after the completion of Tulsa's new elephant facility. She arrived already managed in protected contact.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Sookie (Sooky), an Asian at Tulsa Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 March 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA


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