Msichana an African savanna elephant at Seneca Park Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Msichana  
Alternative name:Chana


SSP nr213


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 37 years old
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place: in Zimbabwe unspecified location
Capture: 1983
Freight:Air, private Boeing 707
Dead date: 2019-10-21
Death location: Seneca Park Zoo
Death reason: euthanised: chronic foot problems
Present / last location:Seneca Park Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
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2015-00-00Seneca Park Zoo
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 2006-12-06
from Lee Richardson Zoo
Lee Richardson Zoo 1986-11-19
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary 1986-07-31
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Jumbolair (Arthur Jones) 1984-00-00
from Zimbabwe unspecified location

Document updated2009-08-30: Management, Text
2020-04-03: Submitted as dead
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† Msichana is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Seneca Park Zoo, in United States, of euthanised in 2019-10-21. Official death reason described as chronic foot problems. (see detailed list).


Msichana was born wild 1982 at Zimbabwe unspecified location, captured 1983 . and imported 1984, Air, private Boeing 707

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2006: In Decemeber 2006, the Lee Richardson Zoo sent both of their 24 year old female African elephants to the Jacksonville Zoo as breeding candidates for the Species Suvival Plan. They joined 23 year old female Sheena and 15 year old male Ali. In return, Missy and Kimba (36 and 24 years old respectively) were transferred from Florida to Kansas.

2019-10-22: Chana, a female elephant, was euthanized on Monday morning. She had been exhibiting a chronic health issue with her left front foot.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Msichana, an African savanna elephant at Seneca Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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