Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Detroit Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Missy  dead elephant


SSP nr225


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1997-10-18
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Detroit Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1994-11-09Detroit Zoo
from Fort Worth Zoo

1986-04-28Fort Worth Zoo
from San Antonio Zoo

1966-08-12San Antonio Zoo
from Kilroy Ranch

Record history
History of updates2009-04-27: Text RE
2011-01-02: Cause of death RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Missy is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1997-10-18 at Detroit Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as arthritis.


Missy was born wild 1964.

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The Carson & Barnes Circus never had more than five elephants on the show under Jack Moore. The 1962 Group included Mabel, Jenny, Josky, Wanda and Suzie. At the close of the season Wanda was sold to a Texas oil man named Kilroy. The same year Kilroy imported another female Asian elephant named Missy, who he had trained by Smokey Jones. Wanda and Missy would then stay together for the next thirty three years until Missy's death in 1997. This included a donation together to the San Antonio Zoo and transfers to the Fort Worth and Detroit zoos.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Missy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Detroit Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 July 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2782. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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