Pitou (Petu) an African savanna elephant at Howard Johnson

 ☨ ♀ Pitou (Petu)  


SSP nr337


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Howard Johnson, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1975-10-15Howard Johnson
from Calgary Zoo
Calgary Zoo 1968-04-23
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Document updated2011-01-02: New elephant RE
2011-04-26: Previous locations, SSP RE
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† Pitou (Petu) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Howard Johnson, in United States, of from unknown reasons in . (see detailed list).


Pitou (Petu) was born wild .

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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." Elephant.se will assume this elephant is dead until more information is provided or discovered.

From Wayne Jackson:
-Petu-African female
-From International Animal Exchange wild born South Africa?
-Sold to Gene Holter

Contradictory records:
The North American Regional Studbook for the African Elephants states Pitou was sold to Howard Johnson from the Calgary Zoo. Wayne Jackson states she was sold to Gene Holter.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Pitou (Petu), an African savanna elephant at Howard Johnson in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6329. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Wayne Jackson


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