Deceased elephants at Philadelphia Zoo in United States

This database list 13 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ LA Petal SSP id: 20 53Born: wild 1955 x Dead:2008-06-09 (51 years after arrival), age acute heart and lung failure after she fell on her side while sleeping1957-05-13 Firma Ruhe
2+ ♀ EM Lakshmi 48Born: wild 1957 x Dead:2005-07-20, unknown
3+ ♀ EM Peggy SSP id: 174 53Born: wild 1941 x Dead:1994-02-10 (47 years after arrival), euthanised arthritis1947-07-08 Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
4+ ♀ LA Kutenga SSP id: 50 27Born: wild 1964 x Dead:1991-07-31 (25 years after arrival), disease collapsed; arthritis1966-06-09 International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)
5+ ♀ LA Tetley SSP id: 39 27Born: wild x Dead:1961-12-30, unknown 1961-09-07
6+ ♀ LC Josephine SSP id: 5 27Born: wild x Dead:1943-03-12 (18 years after arrival), unknown 1925-04-04 Joseph Shirley
7+ ♀ EM Lizzie (Empress) SSP id: 432 42Born: wild 1898 x Dead:1940-06-24 (38 years after arrival), unknown 1902-05-15 Firma Carl Hagenbeck
8+ ♀ LA Mary SSP id: 4 4Born: wild 1920-11 x Dead:1924-05-22, unknown 1924-05-07 Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
9+ ♀ EM Empress SSP id: 556 42Born: wild 1872 x Dead:1914-07-08 (38 years after arrival), unknown 1876-11-01
10+ ♂ EM Forepaughs Bolivar SSP id: 555 47Born: wild 1861 x Dead:1908-07-21 (20 years after arrival), age 1888-12-25 Adam Forepaugh Circus
11+ ♀ EM Jennie SSP id: 559 47Born: wild x Dead:1898-01-18 (24 years after arrival), unknown 1874-06-08
12+ ♂ EM Dom Pedro SSP id: 560 13Born: wild 1873 x Dead:1886-12-10 (10 years after arrival), unknown 1876-11-01
13+ ♀ LA Unknown SSP id: 1 13Born: wild x Dead:1879-07-10 (5 years after arrival), unknown 1874-12-13

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Philadelphia Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Philadelphia Zoo in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 26 March 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)
2013-05-02 Forepaughs Bolivar:•
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
2011-04-06 Josephine:• Roth, V. Sep 1984 ["Sep 1984"]. How Elephants Grow: Heterochrony and the Calibration of Developmental Stages in Some Living and Fossil Species. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 4 (1)
2011-03-08 Kutenga:• Group wants answers in death of Petal the elephant
2011-03-02 Empress:• Ryan Easley, USA
2010-12-31 Peggy:• "Group wants answers in death of Petal the Elephant,", 2008-06-19
•  "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
2008-12-18 Petal:• Philadelphia Zoo elephant Petal dies

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