Sookie (Sooky)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Tulsa Zoo in United States

♀ Sookie (Sooky)


SSP nr159


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Body weight: 4090.91 kg, 9000.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1972 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1973
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tulsa Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1997-06-05Tulsa Zoo
from Memphis Zoo

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History of updates2020-11-05

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Sookie (Sooky) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Tulsa Zoo, in United States.

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


Sookie (Sooky) lives together with 4 other elephants at the Tulsa Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Booper born 1972
  2. Connie born 1973
  3. Hank born 1988-01-16
  4. Sneezy born 1973


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sookie (Sooky), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Tulsa Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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