African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Widget at Brookfield Zoo

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Widget  dead elephant


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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 23 years old
Born:* 1954 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1954
Dead: 1977-03-14
Death reason: anesthesia:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Brookfield Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1955-05-14Brookfield Zoo
Record history
History of updates2008-12-24: New elephant RE
2010-10-03: Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Widget is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1977-03-14 at Brookfield Zoo, in United States, .


Widget was born wild 1954, captured 1954 .

Comments / pictures

Under elephant superintendent Cliff Jones, the Brookfield Zoo took delivery of a baby elephant in May 1954. The Daily News ran a contest to name the animal.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Widget, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Brookfield Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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