Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
San Francisco Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Virginia  dead elephant


SSP nrT2029


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Born:* 1921 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1923
Dead: 1964-02-11
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:San Francisco Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1929-00-00San Francisco Zoo
from Golden Gate Park

1926-06-17Golden Gate Park
from Frank Buck

Record history
History of updates2009-03-18: New elephant

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Virginia is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1964-02-11 at San Francisco Zoo, in United States, .


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Virginia was born wild 1921, captured 1923 .

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In 1929, the new San Francisco Zoo received their first three elephants from Golden Gate Park - Babe, Marguerite and Virginia. All had been imported by Frank Buck, were sold together to Golden Gate Park in June 1926 and three years later transferred to the San Francisco Zoo.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Virginia, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at San Francisco Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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