African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Granby Zoo in Canada

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Gretchen  dead elephant


SSP nr22


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Born:* 1965 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1966
Imported:1967? by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Dead: 1998-09-06
Death reason: disease: infection associated musculoskeletal nutrition
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Granby Zoo, in Canada

Date of arrival

1998-05-04Granby Zoo
from Bowmanville Zoo

1993-04-12Bowmanville Zoo
from Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

1967-02-27Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

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History of updates2021-04-08

Latest document update2021-09-18 09:14:54
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† Gretchen is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1998-09-06 at Granby Zoo, in Canada, . Official death reason described as infection associated musculoskeletal nutrition.


Gretchen was born wild 1965, captured 1966 . and imported 1967? by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Gretchen, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Granby Zoo in Canada. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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