Ali (Lolly) an African savanna elephant at Shoushan Zoo

Ali (Lolly)
ID nr:   SSP Number: 356 - 
Species: African savanna elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Shoushan Zoo
ArrivalShoushan Zoo 1979-00-00 from Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo 1977-11-28
from Jurgen C. Schulz
Born:* 1971 wild
Capture: 1973 ,
Document updated2009-10-05: Previous locations, Name, SSP, Birth, Text
In November 1977, the Los Angeles Zoo acquired four six year old female African elephants from Jurgen Schulz. In 1979, Jospehine and Lolly were sold together to the Shoushan Zoo, Taiwan. Sage was euthanized in May 1984. McClean died of self-inflicted injuries in March 186.
In Taiwan, the two calves were mistaken for a male and female, not to be discovered until 2007. In 2002, a "wedding" was held for the two. Ali weighed five tonnes and was larger, stronger and more violent than the Annie.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Ali (Lolly), an African savanna at Shoushan Zoo in Taiwan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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