African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Riverbanks Zoological Park in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Petunia  dead elephant


SSP nr127


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Born:* 1973 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1974
Dead: 2016-12-16
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Riverbanks Zoological Park, in United States

Date of arrival

2007-10-19Riverbanks Zoological Park
from Disneys Animal Kingdom

1998-02-21Disneys Animal Kingdom
from Knoxville Zoo

1975-09-25Knoxville Zoo
from Toledo Zoo

Record history
History of updates2008-12-30: Previous locations, SSP, Birth, Management, Text, Source

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Petunia is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2016-12-16 at Riverbanks Zoological Park, in United States, . Official death reason described as collapsed.


Petunia was born wild 1973, captured 1974 .

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Robin and Petunia, following a short time at importation locations, spent 23 years together at the Knoxville Zoo before being sold together to Disney's Animal Kingdom in February 1998 because they were not breeding candidates. The elephants would spend another 9.5 years together before being exchanged together with the Riverbanks Zoo for a younger and breedable female, Tumpe - a 37 & 34 year old for a 24 year old captive born. Tumpe died in March 2009 of gastrointestinal issues.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Petunia, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Riverbanks Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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