† Peaches is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2005-01-17 at Lincoln Park Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as mycobacteriosis caused by Mycobacterium szulgai.
Peaches was born wild 1950, captured 1952 .
Wankie, Tatima and Dunda were imported together from Zimbabe to the San Diego Wild Animal Park in September 1971. In 2003, the Wild Animal Park loaned their older African elephants to other locations for the importation of 11 new elephants captured in Swaziland, in collaboration with Lowry Park Zoo which received 4 of these animals. Peaches, Wankie and Tatima were transported in April 2003 to the Lincoln Park Zoo, while Chico was transported to the Caldwell Zoo in Texas. The three cows died within eight months of each other during their time in Chicago. Peaches was found lying on the floor of her heated enclosure on Monday morning. She was the oldest African elephant in the country.
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