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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Lucky  dead elephant


SSP nr226


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 62 years old
Born:* 1960 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2022-11-02
Death reason: unknown: age related health problems
Locations - owners
Present / last location:San Antonio Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1962-04-05San Antonio Zoo
from Bucky Steele

1961-10-25Bucky Steele
from Brookfield Zoo

1960-05-10Brookfield Zoo
from Seabury Foundation (Charles Ward Seabury)

Record history
History of updates2010-01-17

Latest document update2022-11-03 00:43:21
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† Lucky is a dead single Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2022-11-02 at San Antonio Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as age related health problems.


Lucky was born wild 1960.

Comments / pictures

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 subsequently made the transition to protected contact.

Article and Image: "The Father's Photographs - San Antonio Zoo" at ShowMe Elephants
Article: "Studbook Mysteries - Seabury" at ShowMe Elephants

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Lucky, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at San Antonio Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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