African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Lisa  dead elephant

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SSP nr369


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Born:* 1977 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1978
Dead: 2023-03-26
Death reason: euthanised: deteriorating health
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1995-11-03
(dead † 1996-10-07)
Kijana SSP id: 479

2. Born 1998-05-21
(dead † 1998-05-21)
noname SSP id: 498

3. Born 2001-08-30
(dead † 2001-09-02)
Dohani SSP id: 517
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park), in United States

Date of arrival

1979-08-24Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park)
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

1979-00-00International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
from Kruger National Park

Record history
History of updates2014-05-03

Latest document update2023-03-30 10:48:31
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† Lisa is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2023-03-26 at Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park), in United States, . Official death reason described as deteriorating health.


  1. (M) 1995-11-03 -- † 1996-10-07 Kijana SSP id: 479
  2. (M) 1998-05-21 -- † 1998-05-21 noname SSP id: 498
  3. (M) 2001-08-30 -- † 2001-09-02 Dohani SSP id: 517


Lisa was born wild 1977 at Kruger National Park, captured 1978 .

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2023-03-26: The Oakland Zoo euthanized its 46-year-old African elephant Lisa on March 26, 2023, due to years of health problems.

The elephant was afflicted by eye ulcers, arthritis, foot and nail lesions, and more recently, ventral edema, which involved fluid retention leading to vaginal ulcers.

She had begun receiving stem cell therapy in November to help with her Arthritis.

The zoo acquired Lisa for its Herd in 1979.

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Lisa, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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