Widget an African savanna elephant at Brookfield Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Widget  


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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 date: 1977-03-14
Death reason: anesthesia:
Present / last location:Brookfield Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1955-05-14Brookfield Zoo

Document updated2008-12-24: New elephant RE
2010-10-03: Text RE
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† Widget is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Brookfield Zoo, in United States, of anesthesia in 1977-03-14. (see detailed list).


Widget was born wild 1954, captured 1954 .

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Widget, an African savanna elephant at Brookfield Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4378. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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