Deceased elephants at Pretoria Zoo in South Africa


This database list 5 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ LA Landa 36Born: wild 1984? x Dead:2020-10-27? (34 years after arrival), unknown 1986-04-28 Brian Boswells Circus
2+ ♀ LA Thandi 36Born: wild 1981 x Dead:2017? (16 years after arrival), disease TB2001-07-30 Brian Boswells Circus
3+ ♀ LA Pumbi 27Born: wild 1985? x Dead:2012-04-03 (25 years after arrival), unknown respiratory distress, collapsed. pneumonia1987-04-28 Kruger National Park
4+ ♀ LA Lerato (Deneo) < 1 27Born: captive-born 2011-03-21Charley (Charlie) x Pumbi Dead:2011-04-11, disease rejected by mother; breathing problems2011-03-21
5+ ♀ EM Mary 27Born: wild x Dead:1942-11-18 (16 years after arrival), age 1926-02-06

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Pretoria Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Pretoria Zoo in South Africa, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 6 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=192 (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)
2020-10-30 Landa:• Peter Stolk, Netherlands
•  https://docplayer.net/35834004-The-welfare-status-of-elephants-in-captivity-in-south-africa.html
•  https://diepos.co.za/lnn/1146172/landa-a-36-year-old-elephant-suddenly-passes-away-at-pretoria-zoo/
•  https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/local-news/2377080/pretoria-zoos-resident-elephant-cow-landa-dies/
2012-10-07 Thandi:• Jim Stockley
•  Peter Stolk, Netherlands
•  (Pawsweb word document)
•  Why did tame elephant trample her handler?
2012-04-03 Pumbi:• National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Zoological-Gardens-of-South-Africa/90604111534
•  Peter Stolk, Netherlands
2011-04-16 Lerato (Deneo):• http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=5743
•  http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/article1016859.ece/Baby-elephants-death-affects-zoo-staff
2010-05-20 Mary:• Eugene Marais, Pretoria Zoo
•  Peter Stolk, Netherlands


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