Deceased elephants at Melbourne Zoo in Australia


This database list 8 dead elephants

NrIdName
Species-Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrivalArrival from locationImport
1 Local id: 770004 ASMP id: 48 + Bong Su
EM M
43wild
1974-08-03
2017-10-09 (40 years after arrival)euthanised degenerative joint disease x 1977-02-01Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Education Centre
2 ASMP id: 77? (unconfirmed) + Willow
EM F
< 1 43captive-born
2016-06-15
2016-08-02 (0 years after arrival)euthanised staphylococcus infectionPutra Mas x Num-Oi2016-06-15
3 ASMP id: 75? (unconfirmed) + Sanook
EM M
< 1 43captive-born
2013-01-17
2013-12-03 (0 years after arrival)accident Bong Su x Num-Oi2013-01-17
4 Local id: 390001 ASMP id: 23 + Peggy
EM F
57wild
1931
1988-10-30 (49 years after arrival)unknown x 1939-01-01Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)
5 Local id: 390002 ASMP id: 24 + Betty
EM F
42wild
1931
1973-09-25 (34 years after arrival)unknown x 1939-01-01Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)
6 Local id: 190201 ASMP id: 5 + Queenie
EM F
45wild
1900
1945-06-22 (43 years after arrival)killed food shortage x 1902-03-03
7 Local id: 188301 ASMP id: 1 + Rani (Rhanee, Ranee)
EM F
22wild
1881
1903-12-15 (20 years after arrival)unknown x 1883-03-00Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
8+ unknown
LA unknown
22unknown
(0 years after arrival) x Highfield Hall (Ellis Stanley Joseph)1914

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Melbourne Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Melbourne Zoo in Australia, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 27 July 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=201 (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)
2018-11-11 unknown:
  • https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/91372375">THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS. NEW ANIMALS, BIRDS AND. REPTILES

  • https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5436549">RARE ANIMALS AND BIRDS

  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • 2018-10-16 Bong Su:
  • Taxon Report for Elephas maximus, by Sjoukje Vaartjes, Animal Records Officer, Melbourne Zoo.

  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=1276”>”Melbourne Zoos new elephants due by Christmas,” Elephant-News.com, 2006-10-08

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=1450”>”Melbourne Zoo: Elephants are here!” Elephant-News.com, 2006-11-06

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=1658”>”Elephants settle into new home in Melbourne Zoo,” Elephant-News.com, 2006-12-06

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=3412”>”Hopes for patter of elephant feet,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-02-24

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=3855”>”Melbourne Zoo celebrates elephant pregnancy,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-06-02

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=3856”>”Melbourne elephant breaks fertility record,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-06-03

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4049”>”Melbourne Zoos new elephant is pregnant,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-08-19

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4096”>”Three elephants pregnant in Australia,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-08-28

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4379”>”Melbourne Zoos super-stud could help save species,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-11-25

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4395”>”Where elephants walk,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-12-03

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4552”>”Melbourne Zoo celebrates second elephant pregnancy,” Elephant-News.com, 2009-02-19

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4557”>”Bong Su the elephant is set to become a father,” Elephant-News.com, 2009-02-21

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=5161”>”Dokkoon Delivers,” Elephant-News.com, 2009-012-16

  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4961792/Melbourne-Zoo-elephant-Bong-Su-dies-age-43.html
  • 2018-08-01 Sanook:
  • Josh Gillis

  • http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-04/baby-elephant-sanook-found-dead-at-melbourne-zoo/5133470

  • http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/melbourne-zoos-num-oi-gives-birth-to-baby-elephant/story-e6frf7jo-1226555586277
  • 2018-08-01 Willow:
  • http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-16/melbourne-zoo-new-elephant-calf-unable-to-stand-future-uncertain/7516724

  • http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-zoo-baby-elephant-asian-elephant-born-with-lifethreatening-condition-20160616-gpkeeh.html

  • http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/vale-willow-melbourne-zoos-baby-elephant-dies-20160802-gqiuu5.html

  • 2013-05-21 Rani (Rhanee, Ranee):
  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011) Compiled by Jan Steele, Australia

  • Taxon Report for Elephas maximus, by Sjoukje Vaartjes, Animal Records Officer, Melbourne Zoo.

  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4395">”Where elephants walk,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-12-03
  • 2013-05-21 Queenie:
  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011) Compiled by Jan Steele, Australia

  • Taxon Report for Elephas maximus, by Sjoukje Vaartjes, Animal Records Officer, Melbourne Zoo.

  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://johblogs.blogspot.com/2007/07/queenie-one-elephants-story.html">"Queenie: One Elephants Story," Joh Blogs, 2007-07-23

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4395”>”Where elephants walk,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-12-03
  • 2012-03-13 Peggy:
  • Taxon Report for Elephas maximus, by Sjoukje Vaartjes, Animal Records Officer, Melbourne Zoo.
  • 2012-03-13 Betty:
  • Taxon Report for Elephas maximus, by Sjoukje Vaartjes, Animal Records Officer, Melbourne Zoo.

  • Melbourne Zoo on elephant-news.com

    Melbourne Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

    DateLinks which opens in new window
    Melbourne zoo's new elephants due by christmas - Elephant News
    2006-11-06Melbourne zoo: elephants are here! - Elephant News
    2006-12-06Elephants settle into new home in melbourne zoo - Elephant News
    2008-02-24Hopes for patter of elephant feet - Elephant News
    2008-06-02Melbourne zoo celebrates elephant pregnancy - Elephant News
    Melbourne elephant breaks fertility record - Elephant News
    2008-08-19Melbourne zoo’s new elephant is pregnant - Elephant News
    Three elephants pregnant in australia - Elephant News
    2008-11-25Melbourne zoo's super-stud could help save species - Elephant News
    2008-12-03Where elephants walk - Elephant News
    Melbourne zoo celebrates second elephant pregnancy - Elephant News
    2009-02-21Bong su the elephant is set to become a father - Elephant News
    2009-12-04Vet awaits big day - the birth of an elephant - Elephant News
    2010-01-16Dokkoon delivers - Elephant News
    2010-02-11Zoo urged to move elephant herd to werribee - Elephant News
    2010-02-09Werribee’s jumbo nursery - Elephant News
    2016-08-02Nestled with mother, vets and keepers, 'little fighter' willow loses her battle - Elephant News
    Melbourne zoo's boisterous new baby elephant has plenty to trumpet about - he has a new name. - Elephant News
    2013-12-04Baby elephant sanook died accidentally while playing with favourite toy, melbourne zoo says - Elephant News
    2013-11-12Victoria's top tourist attraction named at awards - Elephant News
    2013-10-29Melbourne zoo elephant expecting second calf soon - Elephant News
    2013-03-14Meet sanook: melbourne zoo's baby elephant named by herald sun readers - Elephant News
    2020-11-24Fired elephant keeper breaks back into the zoo to feed and photograph the animals - adding to series of offences as his life unravelled due to cancer and a drug habit - Elephant News


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