Deceased elephants at Melbourne Zoo in Australia


This database list 9 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♂ EM Man Jai ASMP id: 76? (unconfirmed) 10Born: captive-born 2013-12-08
Bong Su x Dokkoon
Dead:2023-08-24 (10 years after arrival), Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
2013-12-08
2+ ♂ EM Bong Su Local id: 770004 ASMP id: 48 43Born: wild 1974-08-03 Dead:2017-10-09 (40 years after arrival), euthanised degenerative joint disease1977-02-01 Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Education Centre
3+ ♀ EM Willow ASMP id: 77? (unconfirmed) < 1 43Born: captive-born 2016-06-15
Putra Mas x Num-Oi
Dead:2016-08-02, euthanised staphylococcus infection
2016-06-15
4+ ♂ EM Sanook ASMP id: 75? (unconfirmed) < 1 43Born: captive-born 2013-01-17
Bong Su x Num-Oi
Dead:2013-12-03, accident
2013-01-17
5+ ♀ EM Peggy Local id: 390001 ASMP id: 23 57Born: wild 1931 Dead:1988-10-30 (49 years after arrival), unknown 1939-01-01 Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)
6+ ♀ EM Betty Local id: 390002 ASMP id: 24 42Born: wild 1931 Dead:1973-09-25 (34 years after arrival), unknown 1939-01-01 Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)
7+ ♀ EM Queenie Local id: 190201 ASMP id: 5 45Born: wild 1900 Dead:1945-06-22 (43 years after arrival), killed food shortage1902-03-03
8+ ♀ EM Rani (Rhanee, Ranee) Local id: 188301 ASMP id: 1 22Born: wild 1881 Dead:1903-12-15 (20 years after arrival), unknown 1883-03-00 Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
9+ ⚪ LA unknown 22Born: unknown Dead:, 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. (2024), available online retrieved 24 May 2024 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)
2023-08-24 Man Jai:• http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2014/02/01/15/32/zoo-s-new-vic-elephant-man-jai
•  http://www.zoo.org.au/news/its-a-boy-0
•  http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7905
2018-11-11 unknown:• THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS. NEW ANIMALS, BIRDS AND. REPTILES
•  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
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=1276”>”Melbourne Zoos new elephants due by Christmas,” Elephant-News.com, 2006-10-08</a>
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=1450”>”Melbourne Zoo: Elephants are here!” Elephant-News.com, 2006-11-06</a>
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=1658”>”Elephants settle into new home in Melbourne Zoo,” Elephant-News.com, 2006-12-06</a>
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=3412”>”Hopes for patter of elephant feet,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-02-24</a>
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=3855”>”Melbourne Zoo celebrates elephant pregnancy,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-06-02</a>
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=3856”>”Melbourne elephant breaks fertility record,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-06-03</a>
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4049”>”Melbourne Zoos new elephant is pregnant,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-08-19</a>
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4096”>”Three elephants pregnant in Australia,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-08-28</a>
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4379”>”Melbourne Zoos super-stud could help save species,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-11-25</a>
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4395”>”Where elephants walk,” Elephant-News.com, 2008-12-03</a>
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4552”>”Melbourne Zoo celebrates second elephant pregnancy,” Elephant-News.com, 2009-02-19</a>
•  <a href=”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</a>
•  <a href=”http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=5161”>”Dokkoon Delivers,” Elephant-News.com, 2009-012-16</a>
•  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
•  ”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
•  "Queenie: One Elephants Story," Joh Blogs, 2007-07-23
•  ”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
Latest news about elephants - Elephant News
2023-08-24Melbourne zoo herd grieving after nine-year-old elephant dies - Elephant News


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