Rosie (Rosy)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Rosie (Rosy)  dead elephant


SSP nr71


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

Date of arrival

2015-09-00Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Nashville Zoo

2010-11-05Nashville Zoo
from Jackson Zoological Garden

1977-03-06Jackson Zoological Garden
from Circus Vargas

1976-10-27Circus Vargas
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

1976-06-30Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
from Largo Wild Life Preserve

Record history
History of updates2021-06-23

Latest document update2018-04-29 16:32:27
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† Rosie (Rosy) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2016-12-31 at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States, . Official death reason described as collapsed and could not rise.


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Rosie (Rosy), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2016 deaths | 1969 births | 1971 captures | 1971 imports | Elephants from Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) | United States | African savanna elephants

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