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African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Philadelphia Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Kutenga  dead elephant


SSP nr50


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 27 years old
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1991-07-31
Death reason: disease: collapsed; arthritis
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Philadelphia Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1966-06-09Philadelphia Zoo
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)

Record history
History of updates2011-03-08: Previous locations, Birth, Death, SSP, Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Kutenga is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1991-07-31 at Philadelphia Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as collapsed; arthritis.


Kutenga was born wild 1964.

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27 year old Kutenga collapsed in her stall at the Philadelphia Zoo due to Arthritis in a left leg. Despite efforts to raise her to her Feet using a tow truck, she died in July 1991.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kutenga, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Philadelphia Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3902. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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