Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Pretoria Zoo in South Africa

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Mary  dead elephant
The photo was taken on the banks of the Apies River which flows through the zoo.
The photo was taken on the banks of the Apies River which flows through the zoo.



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1942-11-18
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pretoria Zoo, in South Africa

Date of arrival

1926-02-06Pretoria Zoo
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History of updates2009-08-07: New elephant
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† Mary is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1942-11-18 at Pretoria Zoo, in South Africa, .


Mary was born wild .

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She arrived at the zoo as an Adult on 6th February 1926 by sea from Burma, and died on 18th November 1942 of old age.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Mary, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pretoria Zoo in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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