African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Gladys Porter Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Luella  dead elephant


SSP nr375


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 21 years old
Born:* 1979 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2000-03-18
Death reason: disease: infection associated; cardiovascular viral
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Gladys Porter Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1998-10-25Gladys Porter Zoo
from Jo-Don Farms (Don Meyer)

1984-10-22Jo-Don Farms (Don Meyer)
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Grand Prairie

Record history
History of updates2012-06-08

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Luella is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2000-03-18 at Gladys Porter Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as infection associated; cardiovascular viral.


Luella was born wild 1979.

Comments / pictures

Luella and Ruth were purchased together by Don Meyer in October 1984 until they were sold together to Brownsville's Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas in October 1998.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Luella, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Gladys Porter Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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