Cookie an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at San Diego Zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Cookie at San Diego Zoo

Cookie. San Diego Wild Animal Park 12/2007. Photo: © Amanda Pippin
☨ Cookie
ID Number:   SSP Number: 217 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 57 years old
Dead date: 2012-01-06
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:San Diego Zoo
ArrivalSan Diego Zoo 2009-04-25
from San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)
San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park) 1981-02-06
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
Born:* 1955 wild
Document updated2008-12-28: Previous locations, SSP
2009-04-26: Transfer, Text, Image
2009-07-02: Image
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). Cookie, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at San Diego Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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