Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Los Angeles Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Shaunzi  dead elephant
Schaunzie with Irene and Remo Cristiani
Schaunzie with Irene and Remo Cristiani
Alternative name: Schaunzie



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 54 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 2024-01-03
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed and couldnt stand up again
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Los Angeles Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2017-06-27Los Angeles Zoo
from Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens

1983-04-28Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens
from Remo & Irene Cristiani

Record history
History of updates2012-05-28: Cristiani RE

2018-03-18: transfer LA Zoo

2022-03-28: Born in Asia

2024-01-05: Updated as dead
2024-01-05: link to

Latest document update2024-01-05 13:15:39
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† Shaunzi is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2024-01-03 at Los Angeles Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as collapsed and couldnt stand up again.


Shaunzi was born wild 1970 at Asia unspecified location.

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2024-01-05: Zoo staff observed that Shaunzi was unable to stand up in her exhibit at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, according to a statement from the LA Zoo. Zoo veterinarians worked throughout the night to get her back on her feet, but found no success. Shaunzi was sedated and euthanized early Wednesday morning.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Shaunzi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Los Angeles Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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