Shani (Kate, Katie, Kati) an African savanna elephant at Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo )


 ☨ ♀ Shani (Kate, Katie, Kati)  
Shani (aka by her keepers as Kate / Katie), the elephant with her trainer Allen Campbell and her handlers: Bernie Gainey, Mark Srnka and Kris Hopkins. Photo © Cindy Kreider
Shani (aka by her keepers as Kate / Katie), the elephant with her trainer Allen Campbell and her handlers: Bernie Gainey, Mark Srnka and Kris Hopkins. Photo © Cindy Kreider


Identification

SSP nr183

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 15 years old
Origin
Born:* 1979 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1981
Death
Dead date: 1994-07-13
Death reason: euthanised: Gastrointestinal problems
Locations
Present / last location:Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo ), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1982-02-03Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo )
from Baton Rouge Zoo

Document updated2009-12-19: New elephant RE
2010-08-29: year and reason of death, picture
2011-02-07: date of death
2011-02-09: Previous locations, Birth, Death, SSP RE
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Description

† Shani (Kate, Katie, Kati) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo ), in United States, of euthanised in 1994-07-13. Official death reason described as Gastrointestinal problems. (see detailed list).

Origin


Shani (Kate, Katie, Kati) was born wild 1979, captured 1981 .


Comments / pictures

"I worked there when Shani the African elephant died. The Erie Zoo staff and the city itself grieved like a family. Her GI tract just shut down over the period of a week and necropsy was inconclusive. She was either 11 or 12 years old at the time of her death. She was a beautiful elephant and loved very much" //Kris Hopkins, State College

Shani only resided at the Baton Rouge Zoo for a day before her transfer to the Erie Zoo in Michigan.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Shani (Kate, Katie, Kati), an African savanna elephant at Erie Zoo ( Glenwood Park Zoo ) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5548. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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