Cha-Cha an Asian elephant at San Diego Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Cha-Cha  


SSP nr219


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old
Born:* 1967 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2012-01-04
Death reason: euthanised:
Present / last location:San Diego Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
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2009-04-25San Diego Zoo
from San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1971-04-21
from Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo 1968-05-14
from Morgan Berry

Document updated2009-04-26: Previous locations, Transfer, SSP, Text
2012-01-07: dead
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† Cha-Cha is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at San Diego Zoo, in United States, of euthanised in 2012-01-04. (see detailed list).


Cha-Cha was born wild 1967.

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On May 23, the San Diego Zoo's new elephant exhibit is slated to open, the Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey.
"The elephants to be moved - a 43-year-old male named Ranchipur, a 54-year-old female named Cookie, a 44-year-old female called Mary, and a 42-year-old female named Cha Cha - have lived at the Wild Animal Park for decades. They will join the zoo's two Asian pachyderms and one African elephant in the new exhibit, called The Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey. In the works for several years, the $45 million exhibit covers 7.5 acres and will feature other animals, including lions and California condors. The elephant section covers just over 2.5 acres, which is about the size of the Wild Animal Park's Asian elephant enclosure."
The elephants were transported in iron crates on tractor trailers, and relocated into the exhibit by construction cranes in April 2009.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Cha-Cha, an Asian elephant at San Diego Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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