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

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Willy  dead elephant
Willy. Disney
Willy. Disney's Animal Kingdom 11/2010. Photo: ©


SSP nr370


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 45 years old
Body height: 3.35 meter, 11.0 feet
Body weight: 5909.09 kg, 13000.00 lbs
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Capture: 1980?
Imported:1980-1983? by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Dead: 2023-07-19
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2011-04-05Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
from Disneys Animal Kingdom

1998-12-26Disneys Animal Kingdom
from Zoomotion (Bret Bronson)

1990-10-00Zoomotion (Bret Bronson)
from Four Bears Water Park

1989-10-00Four Bears Water Park
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

1983-00-00Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Record history
History of updates2008-12-28: Image

Latest document update2023-08-06 19:53:32
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† Willy is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2023-07-19 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, in United States, .


Willy was born wild 1978 at Africa unspecified location, captured 1980? . and imported 1980-1983? by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Comments / pictures

2010: In November 2010, the Cleveland Zoo announced by year's end Willy would arrive, the first male elephant in the zoo's history. He will join Cleveland's three female African elephants returning from loan in Columbus. The new five-acre African Elephant Crossing is slated to open in May 2011 after ground was first broken in 2008.

2023-07-19: dead

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Willy, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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