Elmer the Safety Elephant an African savanna elephant at Woodland Park Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Elmer the Safety Elephant  


SSP nr318


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 17 years old
Born:* 1954 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1971-09-25
Death reason: disease: tusk infection
Present / last location:Woodland Park Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1956-06-00Woodland Park Zoo

Document updated2010-01-23: species correction
2011-04-26: Previous locations, Birth, Death, SSP RE
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† Elmer the Safety Elephant is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Woodland Park Zoo, in United States, of disease in 1971-09-25. Official death reason described as tusk infection. (see detailed list).


Elmer the Safety Elephant was born wild 1954.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Elmer the Safety Elephant , an African savanna elephant at Woodland Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5226. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Patrick Maluy, Lead Keeper/Elephant Manager, Woodland Park Zoo


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