Deceased elephants at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States


This database list 16 dead elephants

NrIdName
Species-Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrivalArrival from locationImport
1 SSP id: 165 + Shanthi
EM F
44wild
1976
2020-06-26 (28 years after arrival)euthanised advanced osteoarthritis x 1992-11-12Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)1976
2 SSP id: 166 + Ambika
EM F
72wild
1948
2020-03-27 (59 years after arrival)euthanised x 1961-04-14
3 SSP id: 279 + Toni
EM F
41
1965
2006-01-25 (17 years after arrival)euthanised arthritis x 1989-10-25Nay Aug Park Zoo
4 SSP id: 18 + Nancy
LA F
47wild
1953
2000-08-23 (44 years after arrival)euthanised Post mortum: Tuberculosis x 1956-09-18Firma Ruhe
5 SSP id: 350 + Kumari
EM F
2captive-born
1993-12-14
1995-04-26 (2 years after arrival)disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A)Indy (Butch) x Shanthi1993-12-14
6 SSP id: 298 + Jayathu
EM F
< 1 2wild
1983-01-00
1984-08-29 (0 years after arrival)unknown x 1984-06-11Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
7 SSP id: 487 + Shanti
EM F
29wild
1947
1976-12-15 (26 years after arrival)unknown x 1950-04-16Mysore Zoo
8 SSP id: 480 + Ollie
EM F
2wild
1971
1973-12-03 (0 years after arrival)unknown x 1973-10-15Salisbury Zoo
9 SSP id: 486 + Ashok
EM M
12wild
1947
1959-10-01 (9 years after arrival)euthanised x 1950-04-16Mysore Zoo
10 SSP id: 3 + Jumbina
LA F
41wild
1911
1952-06-30 (39 years after arrival)unknown x 1913-08-08Giza Zoological Garden
11 SSP id: 483 + Kechil
EM F
32wild
1915
1947-10-29 (29 years after arrival)unknown x 1918-12-10Firma Ruhe
12 SSP id: 481 + Babe (Babylon)
EM F
60wild
1877
1937-08-12 (3 years after arrival)disease collapsed x 1934-05-16Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
13 SSP id: 484 + Hitam
EM F
9wild
1916
1925-06-26 (7 years after arrival)unknown x 1918-12-10Firma Ruhe
14 SSP id: 477 + Dunk (Duncan)
EM M
51wild
1866
1917-03-30 (26 years after arrival)accident broken shoulder after falling x 1891-04-30Adam Forepaugh Circus
15 SSP id: 2 + Jumbo II
LA M
6wild
1910
1916-06-28 (3 years after arrival)unknown x 1913-08-08Giza Zoological Garden
16 SSP id: 478 + Gold Dust
EM M
18wild
1880
1898-11-04 (7 years after arrival)unknown x 1891-04-30Adam Forepaugh Circus

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 10 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=118 (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this list:

Latest updateName of elephantSource (if it is a website, the target website will open in new window)
2020-06-28 Shanthi:
  • J. C. Danzansky, Washington Zoo

  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=2077">"Washington National Zoo Artificially Inseminates Asian Elephant Shanti," 2007-04-02

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=3239">"National Zoo Tries to Get Asian Elephant Pregnant," 2008-01-19

  • https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/national-zoo-mourns-beloved-member-its-herd-180975211/
  • 2018-12-08 Kumari:
  • https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pharmacology_molecular_sciences/faculty/bios/haywardg.html'>Gary S. Hayward, Ph D. John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • 2013-08-07 Ambika:
  • Marie Galloway, Elephant Manager, Smithsonian National Zoological Park

  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • https://nationalzoo.si.edu/news/elderly-asian-elephant-ambika-dies-smithsonians-national-zoo
  • 2011-09-07 Nancy:
  • J. C. Danzansky, Washington Zoo
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • 2011-02-22 Dunk (Duncan):
  • http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/picks-from-the-past/081596/the-elephant-in-captivity">W. Henry Sheak, The Elephant in Captivity, Natural History, September-October 1922
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • http://circusnospin.blogspot.com/2011/02/vintage-national-zoo_5543.html">"Vintage National Zoo," Circus No-Spin Zone
  • 2011-01-01 Toni:
  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AsianElephants/Tonihistory.cfm" target="_blank">"Toni's History," Smithsonian National Zoological Park

  • http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AsianElephants/JohnBerryletter.cfm" target="_blank">"Letter from National Zoo Director John Berry to Zoo Staff About Toni the Elephant," Smithsonian National Zoological Park

  • "Facility Update: National Zoological Park, Washington D.C." by Rachada Simms," Journal of the Elephant Managers Association Vol 18 No 1, 2005, p 13

  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/19/AR2006011903033.html" target="_blank">"D.C. Zoo Harming Ill Elephant, Expert Says," WashintonPost.com, 2006-01-20
    http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Publications/PressMaterials/PressReleases/NZP/2006/Toni.cfm" target="_blank">"Asian Elephant Euthanized," National Zoological Park, 2006-01-25
    http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/young-old-campaigned-to-bring-elephants-to-scranton-1.865941#ixzz19ovOyLCN" target="_blank">"Young, old campaigned to bring elephants to Scranton" by Cheryl A Kashuba, The Times-Tribune.com, 2010-06-27
  • 2010-05-11 Jayathu:
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junius_Richard_Jayewardene
  • http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/photographs/large/c22628-16.jpg
  • 2009-11-14 Gold Dust:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2007-07-17 Babe (Babylon):
  • http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,883688,00.html?iid=chix-sphere">Time online Article Monday, Aug. 23, 1937


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