Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
San Antonio Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Ginny  dead elephant


SSP nr227


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1955 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2004-05-04
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:San Antonio Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1962-01-23San Antonio Zoo
from Rider Animal Company

1962-01-00Rider Animal Company
from Millers Animal Farm (R.A. Miller and M A Miller)

Record history
History of updates2010-01-17: Previous locations, Text

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Ginny is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2004-05-04 at San Antonio Zoo, in United States, .


Ginny was born wild 1955.

Comments / pictures

1987: Ginny slapped a female keeper with her Trunk
1992-12-16: Ginny slapped the keeper Jubal Cox, 29, with her trunk, which she then used to scoop him up and throw him to the ground. Cox received severe head injuries; he was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he died a few hours later.

In December 1992, a keeper was leading Ginny, Lucky and Alport to the elephant exhibit when Ginny attacked and killed the man. The elephant program made the transition to protected contact.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Ginny, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at San Antonio Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 January 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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