McClean an African savanna elephant at Los Angeles Zoo

 ☨ ♀ McClean  


SSP nr359


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 15 years old
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1973
Dead date: 1986-03-01
Death reason: killed: knocked into moat
Present / last location:Los Angeles Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1977-11-28Los Angeles Zoo
from Jurgen C. Schulz

Document updated2008-12-24: New elephant RE
2011-03-22: Death, Text RE
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† McClean is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Los Angeles Zoo, in United States, of killed in 1986-03-01. Official death reason described as knocked into moat. (see detailed list).


McClean was born wild 1971, captured 1973 .

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The Los Angeles Zoo purchased two female African elephants, McClean and Sage, together from Jurgen Schulz in November 1977. They resided together, along with other elephants of both species, in the Los Angeles Zoo elephant exhibit until the death of Sage in May 1984 and McClean in March 1986.

McClean died of injuries sustained after she was knocked into the exhibit's surrounding moat by Tara.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). McClean, an African savanna elephant at Los Angeles Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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