Mary an African savanna elephant at Montgomery Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Mary  


SSP nr416


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 23 years old
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1986
Dead date: 2008-08-16
Death reason: disease: colic with intestinal rupturecolic with intestinal rupture
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2008-08-14
(dead † 2008-09-13)
noname SSP id: 565
Present / last location:Montgomery Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2004-12-17Montgomery Zoo
from Gulf Breeze Zoo Northwest Florida
Gulf Breeze Zoo Northwest Florida 2004-03-06
from Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris)
Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris) 2001-03-25
from Serge Coronas
Serge Coronas 1991-01-01
from Allen Campbell
Allen Campbell 1990-10-04
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) 1989-10-30
from Allen Campbell
Allen Campbell 1989-00-00
from Premier Wildlife Ranch

Document updated2009-01-27: Previous locations, Birth
2009-08-30: Text
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† Mary is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Montgomery Zoo, in United States, of disease in 2008-08-16. Official death reason described as colic with intestinal rupturecolic with intestinal rupture. (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 2008-08-14 -- † 2008-09-13 noname SSP id: 565


Mary was born wild 1985, captured 1986 .

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Tina and Mary both spent time together with Billy Morris before they sold to the Gulf Breeze Zoo in March 2004. Seven months later the African cows went together to the Montgomery Zoo for the newly created breeding program.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Mary, an African savanna elephant at Montgomery Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bret Bronson
  • Ryan Easley, USA


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