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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tinker  dead elephant


SSP nr156


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 13 years old
Born:* 1977 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1978
Imported:1979 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Dead: 1990-10-07
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:North Carolina Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

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

Record history
History of updates2008-12-24: New elephant
2021-09-18: Importer International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Latest document update2021-09-18 07:54:06
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† Tinker is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1990-10-07 at North Carolina Zoo, in United States, .


Tinker was born wild 1977, captured 1978 . and imported 1979 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

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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.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Tinker, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at North Carolina Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4459. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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