Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez (Morelia zoo) in Mexico

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Maya  dead elephant


SSP nrT2226


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 1968-06 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez (Morelia zoo), in Mexico

Date of arrival

1975-05-13Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez (Morelia zoo)
from Los Angeles Zoo

1968-12-05Los Angeles Zoo
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)

Record history
History of updates2010-06-21: 
2011-01-02: Previous locations, SSP, Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Maya is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez (Morelia zoo), in Mexico, .


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Maya was born wild 1968-06.

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The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant as Lost-to-Follow up, or a "documented animal whose current location is unknown." will assume this elephant is dead until more information is provided or discovered.

Maya and Jobie were sold together from the Los Angeles Zoo to the zoo in Morelia, Mexico, in May 1975.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Maya, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez (Morelia zoo) in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 August 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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