Miss Bets at Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens



Female ♀ African Bush elephant Miss Bets at Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens

† Miss Bets
ID Number:   SSP Number: 560 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 12 years old
Dead date: 2019-02-09,
Death reason: euthanised: decline in health
Location:Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens
ArrivalFresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens 2015-05-00
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Born:2007-12-08 captive-born in
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 119.55 kgs, 263.00 lbs
Parents: Willie x Amy
Siblings through the father Willie:
  1. 2002-01-21(F) Batir (Skeeter)
  2. 2003-04-16 -- † 2018-12-12 (M) Max (Maximus)
  3. 2008-03-19(M) Samson
Miss Betss pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2010-11-21: Birth weight, Text RE
2011-02-21: SSP RE
2015-12-29: transfer
2017-12-12: death report
2020-04-15: corrected death date
Miss Betts was born to first-time mother Amy at 5:18 AM. She weighed 263 pounds and measured 35 inches tall at the shoulder. She was named after renowned elephant researcher Elizabeth "Betts" Rasmussen.

2017-12-12: Amy, a 30-year-old African elephant at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, had to be euthanized Monday due to a rapid decline in her health, according to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

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