Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Dickerson Park Zoo in United States

♀ Patience


SSP nr76


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 47 years old
Management:Protected contact

People killed:1
Born:* 1976 wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1998-05-17
(dead † 2000-11-29)
Kala SSP id: 509
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Dickerson Park Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1990-10-30Dickerson Park Zoo
from Brookfield Zoo

Record history
History of updates2013-10-17: mankiller

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Patience is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Dickerson Park Zoo, in United States.

Patience arrived in 1990-10-30 to the Dickerson Park Zoo, relocated from the Brookfield Zoo, in United States.

Patience lives together with 3 other elephants at the Dickerson Park Zoo:
  1. Hugo born 2011-04-25
  2. Indy (Butch) born 1971
  3. Moola born 1981-08-08

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (M) 1998-05-17 -- † 2000-11-29 Kala SSP id: 509


Patience was born wild 1976.

Comments / pictures

2013-10-11: The morning of the incident, Patience hesitated in the chute, and elephant manager John Phillip Bradford, 62, was coaxing her forward. Bradford leaned into the chute, reaching for her with a Guide. The animal suddenly lunged forward, knocking Bradford down, into the chute. The animal then crushed Bradford against the floor, killing him instantly.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Patience, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Dickerson Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 September 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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