African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Cookie at North Carolina Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Cookie  


SSP nr154


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 3 years old
Born:* 1977 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1980-04-25
Death reason: disease: infection associated generalized bacterial; buried
Present / last location:North Carolina Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
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1979-05-26North Carolina Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Document updated2008-12-24: New elephant
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† Cookie is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at North Carolina Zoo, in United States, from disease 1980-04-25. Official death reason described as infection associated generalized bacterial; buried. (see detailed list).


Cookie was born wild 1977. and imported 1979

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Zelda, Cookie and Tinker were imported together from South Africa to the International Animal Exchange in May 1979. They arrvied to the North Carolina Zoo together. Cookie and Zelda died within two weeks of each other less than a year later of a generalized viral infection, while Tinker would live for eleven more years before euthanization.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Cookie, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at North Carolina Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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  • Ryan Easley, USA


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