African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Brookfield Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Mame  dead elephant
Affie, Christy & Mame. Brookfield Zoo 1985. Photo: © Susan Hoss
Affie, Christy & Mame. Brookfield Zoo 1985. Photo: © Susan Hoss


SSP nr107


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 32 years old
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1972
Dead: 2003-06-17
Death reason: euthanised: Musculoskeletal trauma; incinerated
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Brookfield Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1972-06-07Brookfield Zoo
from Ovita Game Farm

Record history
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† Mame is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2003-06-17 at Brookfield Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as Musculoskeletal trauma; incinerated.


Mame was born wild 1971, captured 1972 .

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"Mame sustained severe injuries during an encounter with another elephant. Following the encounter, veterinary staff closely observed Mame and determined she had suffered disabling injuries to both her front legs. In the professional opinion of the zoo's veterinary staff, the prognosis for a successful recovery in this type of injury is very poor. Vets and animal collection staff were concerned Mame would suffer by any prolonged treatment with very little hope of a recovery. Although it was a difficult decision to euthanize Mame, staff agreed it was the most humane choice."
Before being her new home in the Pachyderm House, Mame resided at the Children's Zoo for three years.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Mame, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Brookfield Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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