Penny (Pennie) an Asian elephant at San Francisco Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Penny (Pennie)  


SSP nr229


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Born:* 1954-08 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1955
Dead date: 1995-04-02
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis
Present / last location:San Francisco Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1955-06-08San Francisco Zoo

Document updated2009-11-24: New elephant RE
2010-12-31: Name, Cause of death RE
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† Penny (Pennie) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at San Francisco Zoo, in United States, of euthanised in 1995-04-02. Official death reason described as arthritis. (see detailed list).


Penny (Pennie) was born wild 1954-08, captured 1955 .

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The North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant lists Penny arriving to San Francisco from Kampuchea, a South Central Asia region.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Penny (Pennie), an Asian elephant at San Francisco Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71


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