African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Caldwell Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Rolinda  dead elephant
Rolinda. Caldwell Zoo 11/2010. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Rolinda. Caldwell Zoo 11/2010. Photo: © Ryan Easley


SSP nr124


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Body weight: 4545.45 kg, 10000.00 lbs
Born:* 1972 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1974
Dead: 2018-05-28
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Caldwell Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1978-06-22Caldwell Zoo
from J. C. Schulz Inc.

Record history
History of updates2009-02-06: Management, Image RE
2010-11-22: Weight, Image RE
2018-05-31: death report

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Rolinda is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2018-05-28 at Caldwell Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as collapsed.


Rolinda was born wild 1972, captured 1974 .

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According to the Caldwell Zoo, Rolinda was humanely euthanized on May 28 after she was discovered down in her exhibit. Rolinda was the African Elephant Matriarch and at 46 years old was the Zoo's oldest resident.

Rolinda was the first African elephant at the Caldwell Zoo. She arrived at the zoo on June 22, 1978, and was a companion to Kimbo, an Asian elephant.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Rolinda, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Caldwell Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 September 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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