Winky an Asian elephant at Wildlife Safari

 ☨ ♀ Winky  


SSP nr740 / T1056


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀

People killed:1
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1982-06-10
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Wildlife Safari, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1982-06-10Wildlife Safari
from Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 1967-07-00
from Morgan Berry
Morgan Berry 1967-07-00
from Henry Vilas Zoo
Henry Vilas Zoo 1950-06-30
from Trefflichs Bird and Animal Company

Document updated2010-09-24:�New elephant RE
2010-10-03:�Previous locations, Text RE
2016-01-05: SSP nr
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† Winky is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Wildlife Safari, in United States, of from unknown reasons in 1982-06-10. (see detailed list).


Winky was born wild .

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Previous SSP number: T1056

Records about Winky from SSPNorth American Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Winky:

740 F ~ 1943 WILD WILD ASIA ???? NONE Capture Winkie
MADISON 30-Jun-50 ________ Transfer
BERRY M ~ Jul 1967 ________ Transfer
PORTLAND ~ Jul 1967 ________ Transfer
WINSTON 12-Feb-77 2771 Transfer
10-Jun-82 Death

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online

The three year old elephant destined for the Henry Vilas Zoo arrived in Wisconsin via a C-46 Slick airways plane three days following her travel ship's landing in San Francisco, California. The 900 pound creature was named Annie II in remembrance of her predecessor. The children of Madison collected change totaling $3500 to purchase an elephant to replace Annie, the zoo's previous popular animal who died in 1948. However, the replacement also known as Annette, who only spoke Malayan commands upon arrival, only did not survive a year in Sacramento. She was replaced in June 1950, imported into New York by Henry Trefflich. City Parks Manager James G Marshall and Zoo Director Harold Hayes were given first pick from the group of seven elephants imported. Their second replacement was purchased for $4000 with the money collected from the first replacement's life insurance policy. A picture taken on Annie II's arrival at the zoo in November 1948 shows the insurance agent handing over said life insurance policy. The new elephant in 1950 was named Winky in remembrance of former zoo director Fred Winkleman. She was flown to Wisconsin from New York via Northwest Airlines.

On June 28 1966, Winky pulled a three year old child into her enclosure and killed her. She eventually was relocated to the Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. A year before here death she broke two bones in the front leg of a young 1600 pound male elephant named Tanga. The Wisconsin zoo replaced her with another elephant, naming her Winkie II after her predecessor.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Winky, an Asian elephant at Wildlife Safari in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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