Deceased elephants at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States

This database list 18 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ EM Shirley SSP id: 525 73Born: wild 1948 x Dead:2021-02-14 (22 years after arrival), age 1999-07-06 Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo
2+ ♀ EM Winkie II (Winky) SSP id: 123 51Born: wild 1966 x Dead:2017-05-17 (17 years after arrival), euthanised 2000-09-12 Henry Vilas Zoo
3+ ♀ LA Hadari SSP id: 482 37Born: wild 1980 x Dead:2017-01-02 (2 years after arrival), cardiac arrest2015-09-24 Nashville Zoo1981
4+ ♀ LA Rosie (Rosy) SSP id: 71 47Born: wild 1969 x Dead:2016-12-31, euthanised collapsed and could not rise2015-09-00 Nashville Zoo1971
5+ ♀ EM Misty SSP id: 295 52Born: wild 1964 x Dead:2016-04-13 (12 years after arrival), euthanised 2004-11-17 Hawthorn Corporation1967
6+ ♀ EM Liz SSP id: 292 58Born: wild 1957 x Dead:2015-08-20 (9 years after arrival), unknown 2006-02-02 Hawthorn Corporation
7+ ♀ EM Frieda (Freida, Taffy) SSP id: 407 49Born: wild 1966 x Dead:2015-03-09 (9 years after arrival), unknown 2006-02-09 Hawthorn Corporation
8+ ♀ EM Dulary SSP id: 175 50Born: wild 1963 x Dead:2013-12-23 (6 years after arrival), unknown 2007-04-30 Philadelphia Zoo
9+ ♀ EM Lottie SSP id: 505 47Born: 1963 x Dead:2010-10-10 (4 years after arrival), unknown 2006-01-31 Hawthorn Corporation
10+ ♂ EM Ned (Indy, India) SSP id: 275 22Born: captive-born 1987-10-10Vance (Matt) x Josky (Patne) Dead:2009-05-15, unknown 2008-11-09 Lance Ramos (Lancelot Kollman)
11+ ♀ EM Bunny SSP id: 161 56Born: wild 1953 x Dead:2009-05-14 (10 years after arrival), age 1999-09-29 Mesker Park Zoo
12+ ♀ LA Zulu (Zula) SSP id: 159 34Born: wild 1975 x Dead:2009-01-10 (5 years after arrival), unknown collapsed after entering the barn for the evening2004-02-19 Chehaw Wild Animal Park
13+ ♀ EM Queenie SSP id: 293 49Born: wild 1959 x Dead:2008-03-29 (2 years after arrival), age 2006-02-02 Hawthorn Corporation
14+ ♀ EM Delhi SSP id: 285 72Born: wild 1936 x Dead:2008-03-11 (5 years after arrival), age 2003-11-23 Hawthorn Corporation
15+ ♀ EM Jenny SSP id: 408 34Born: wild 1972 x Dead:2006-10-17 (10 years after arrival), disease foot problems1996-09-11 Betty Honn1973
16+ ♀ EM Lota SSP id: 162 53Born: wild 1952 x Dead:2005-02-10, disease tuberculosis2004-11-17 Hawthorn Corporation
17+ ♀ EM Tina SSP id: 57 34Born: captive-born 1970-04-26Thonglaw x Rosy Dead:2004-07-21, disease heart problems2003-08-11 Vancouver Zoo (Vancouver Game Farm)
18+ ♀ EM Barbara (Sheva) SSP id: 253 35Born: wild 1966 x Dead:2001-05-18 (5 years after arrival), disease pulmonary infection caused by Streptococcus agalactiae1996-04-25 Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 8 February 2023 at (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)
2021-03-05 Shirley:• "Shirley at the Elephant Sanctuary"
2020-11-08 Jenny:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  "Jenny," The Elephant Sanctuary
2018-02-28 Winkie II (Winky):• Ryan Easley, USA
•  "Winkie," The Elephant Sanctuary
•  "The Many Moods of Winkie,"
•  "Winkie, Penny Soon On The Move,", 2000-02-09
•  "Vilas Won't Lose Accreditation Over Elephants,", 2000-03-29
•  "Future For Elephants Still Uncertain,", 2000-04-28
•  "Elephants To Have New Homes,", 2000-07-27
•  "Time To Move Winkie Draws Near,", 2000-08-03
•  "Vilas Zoo's First Elephant Departs,", 2000-08-15
•  "In Memory of Joanna Burke,", 2006-07-23
2017-03-13 Liz:• Liz, The Elephant Sanctuary
2017-02-11 Bunny:• Ryan Easley, USA
•  "Celebrating Bunny, The Elephant Sanctuary
•  "Bunny a success story, says Elephant Sanctuary founder",, 2009-05-07
2017-01-05 Hadari:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2017-01-05 Rosie (Rosy):• Brian Kohler
•  "Zoo Elephants Weigh In,", 2008
2016-04-16 Misty:• (Pawsweb word document)
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2016-01-28 Frieda (Freida, Taffy):• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
• Richard Chiger
•  (Pawsweb word document)
2016-01-05 Lottie:• Richard Chiger
•  "Lottie," The Elephant Sanctuary
2013-12-27 Dulary:•
•  Elephant Dulary Leaving Philadelphia Zoo After 41 Years
2012-02-28 Barbara (Sheva):• Ryan Easley, USA
•  The Elephant Sanctuary, Barbara's Story
•  The Elephant Sanctuary, In Memory of Barbara
•  The Elephant Sanctuary, Barbara's Surgery Successful, 2008-10-29
2011-05-02 Lota:• "Lota the Elephant,"
•  "Annie,"
•  "Elephant Dies at PAWS Sanctuary,", 2003-09-11
2011-01-03 Tina:• Ryan Easley, USA
•  "Tina, In Memory," The Elephant Sanctuary
•  "Family supported 'crazy' zoo dream,", 2010-08-19
2010-09-26 Queenie:• Queenie, The Elephant Sanctuary
•  In Memory of Queenie, The Elephant Sanctuary
2010-04-20 Zulu (Zula):• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• Tange and Zula, The Elephant Sanctuary
2009-11-25 Delhi:• Patricia Feurer
2009-05-17 Ned (Indy, India):• Ryan Easley, USA
•  The Elephant Sanctuary, Ned's Diary
•  The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Middle Tennessee Acquires Confiscated Elephant Bull Ned, 2008-11-09
•  PAWS Agrees to Build Permanent Home for Seized Bull Elephant Ned, 2008-11-12
•  Buckles Web Log, Big Apple Rehearsals/Walden NY, 2006-01-21
•  Buckles Web Log, To Karen G, 2006-02-03
•  Buckles Web Log, Pictures from Barbara #9, 2007-03-31
•  Buckles Web Log, Training Baby Elephants #8, 2008-01-11
•  Buckles Web Log, Training Baby Elephants #9, 2008-01-11

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