Watoto an African savanna elephant at Woodland Park Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Watoto  


SSP nr78


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1971
Dead date: 2014-08-22
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed
Present / last location:Woodland Park Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1971-07-01Woodland Park Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Document updated2009-07-11:
2011-04-26: Previous locations, SSP, Management RE
2016-01-22: death
2018-03-13: reason of death: euthanised
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† Watoto is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Woodland Park Zoo, in United States, of euthanised in 2014-08-22. Official death reason described as collapsed. (see detailed list).


Watoto was born wild 1969, captured 1971 .

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Watoto was orginally imported from Kenya in 1971 as an orphan from the wild. Her name is Swahili for "children".

News article: R&R for an ailing African elephant at zoo. Watoto has colic; barn closed for peace and quiet

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Watoto, an African savanna elephant at Woodland Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4753. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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