Cha-Cha an Asian elephant at San Diego Zoo

☨ Cha-Cha
ID nr:   SSP Number: 219 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old
Dead date: 2012-01-04
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:San Diego Zoo
ArrivalSan Diego Zoo 2009-04-25
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
Born:* 1967 wild
Document updated2009-04-26: Previous locations, Transfer, SSP, Text
2012-01-07: dead
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.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Cha-Cha, an Asian at San Diego Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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