Rosie (Rosy) an African savanna elephant at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

 ☨ ♀ Rosie (Rosy)  


SSP nr71


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 47 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1971
Dead date: 2016-12-31
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed and could not rise
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2015-09-00Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo 2010-11-05
from Jackson Zoological Garden
Jackson Zoological Garden 1977-03-06
from Circus Vargas
Circus Vargas 1976-10-27
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 1976-06-30
from Largo Wild Life Preserve

Document updated2010-04-19:�New elephant RE
2010-08-29:�corrected birth place
2011-04-07:�Previous location RE
2017-01-05: dead
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† Rosie (Rosy) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States, of euthanised in 2016-12-31. Official death reason described as collapsed and could not rise. (see detailed list).


Rosie (Rosy) was born wild 1969, captured 1971 . and imported 1971

Comments / pictures

In 2008, Juno and Rosy were weighed on portable truck scales borrowed from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. 28 year old Juno weighed 8300 pounds while 37 year old Rosy weighed 8650 pounds.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Rosie (Rosy), an African savanna elephant at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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