Deceased elephants at Sydney Zoo in Australia


This database list 20 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♂ EM Jai Dee Local birth nr: 4
ASMP id: 79? (unconfirmed) 3
Born: captive-born 2017-05-26
Gung x Pak Boon
Dead:2020-10-13 (3 years after arrival), disease torsion in the intestines (twisted bowel)
2017-05-26
2+ ♀ EM Tukta Local birth nr: 3
ASMP id: 73 8
Born: captive-born 2010-11-02
Gung x Pak Boon
Dead:2018-09-03 (8 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
2010-11-02
3+ ♀ EM Ranee ASMP id: 36 43Born: wild 1955 Dead:1998-11-29 (36 years after arrival), anesthesia collapsed 3 days after vaginal tumoural growth operation1962-11-01 Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)1962?
4+ ♀ LA Chori 43Born: wild Dead:1979-04-18, unknown acute heart failure, autopsy showed lung tumors and erosive osteo-arthritis in the knees
5+ ♀ EM Jill ASMP id: 19 64Born: unknown 1913 Dead:1977-02-28 (42 years after arrival), anesthesia arthtritis1935-11-25 Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
6+ ♀ EM Joan ASMP id: 40 18Born: wild 1958 Dead:1976-07-10 (14 years after arrival), disease gangrenous tail as result from bite from another elephant1962-11-01 Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)1962?
7+ ♀ EM Ranee I ASMP id: 22 62Born: unknown 1909 Dead:1971-07-06 (33 years after arrival), unknown 1938-11-08 Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
8+ ♀ EM Sarina ASMP id: 21 38Born: wild 1933 Dead:1971-06-06 (33 years after arrival), unknown 1938-12-04
9+ ♂ EM Gandhi ASMP id: 28 56Born: wild 1912 Dead:1968-04-19 (18 years after arrival), unknown 1950-05-15 Bullen's Circus
10+ ♀ EM Doll 56Born: Dead:1963-05-28, euthanised 1963-05-00 Wirth Circus
11+ ♀ EM Betty ASMP id: 42 56Born: unknown Dead:1963-05-28, euthanised 1963-05-14 Bullen's Circus
12+ ♀ EM Cauveri ASMP id: 34 3Born: unknown 1955 Dead:1958-11-16, unknown 1958-09-04
13+ ♀ EM unknown ASMP id: 25 3Born: unknown Dead:1956-07-04 (9 years after arrival), unknown 1947-04-22 Unknown
14+ ♀ EM Nellie ASMP id: 26 3Born: unknown Dead:1949-05-21, accident fell into the dry moat, broke her back1948-08-16 Mitchell Park Zoo
15+ ♂ LA Dumbo 6Born: wild 1941 Dead:1947-07-14, disease congenital birth defect1947-01-00 Gangala-na-Bodio Elephant Domestication Center
16+ ♀ EM Jessie ASMP id: 4 64Born: unknown 1875 Dead:1939-09-26 (23 years after arrival), unknown 1916-00-00 Sydney Zoo (Moore Park)
17+ ♂ EM Dundry (Jumbo?) ASMP id: 7 64Born: wild Dead:1923-05-14 (5 years after arrival), euthanised shot, aggressive1918-00-00 Wirth Circus
18+ ♀ EM Jenny ASMP id: 10 5Born: unknown 1917 Dead:1922-05-22, unknown 1922-05-15
19+ ♀ EM Chinni ASMP id: 8 5Born: unknown 1917 Dead:1922-05-22, unknown 1922-05-15
20+ ♀ LA Cheena 5Born: wild Dead:, unknown

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Sydney Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Sydney Zoo in Australia, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2024), available online retrieved 18 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=44 (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)
2018-09-04 Tukta:• Lisa Keen, Taronga Conservation Society Australia
•  Glenn Sullivan, Dubbo, Australia.
•  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-04/taronga-zoo-elephant-tukta-dies-from-herpes/10200394
2018-08-01 Jai Dee:• https://taronga.org.au/media/media-release/2017-06-27/taronga%E2%80%99s-elephant-calf-gets-name-heart
•  https://www.novafm.com.au/news/national/taronga-zoos-beloved-baby-elephant-has-sadly-passed-away/
2017-03-09 Jessie:• Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011) Compiled by Jan Steele, Australia
•  Guidebook of 1934, through Peter Stolk, Netherlands
2013-09-01 Dundry (Jumbo?):• http://circuszooanimals.blogspot.com/2011/05/list-of-wirths-circus-elephants-to-date.html
•  Peter Stolk, Netherlands
2013-05-25 Betty:• http://www.sole.org.uk/circus.htm
•  Tony Ratcliffe
2013-05-25 Doll:• Tony Ratcliffe
•  http://circuszooanimals.blogspot.com/2011/05/list-of-wirths-circus-elephants-to-date.html
2013-05-19 Nellie:• http://www.fad.co.za/Diary/diary010/diary010.htm
2012-01-23 Chori:• http://www.angelfire.com/ab5/ozzoos/elephantcomments.html
•  Ara at Zoochat
2011-11-07 Dumbo:• http://madbushfarm.blogspot.com/2011/02/dumbo-australias-first-african-elephant.html
•  "The Life and Death of Dumbo - Australia's First African Elephant," Australasian Zoo & Circus Animals Historical Journal

Sydney Zoo on elephant-news.com

Sydney 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
Three elephants pregnant in australia - Elephant News
2008-12-03Where elephants walk - Elephant News
2016-09-24Taronga zoo to recreate 'operation noah's ark' to celebrate 100th birthday - Elephant News
2016-04-15Taronga zoo is expecting a baby elephant - Elephant News
2013-11-20Dubbo's western plans zoo plans for arrival of asian elephant bulls pathi harn, luk chai and gung from sydney's taronga zoo - Elephant News
2012-10-20Injured elephant keeper stable, zoo says - Elephant News
2012-05-27Lucy melo: senior elephant keeper, taronga zoo - Elephant News
2011-02-05Taronga zoo elephant diagnosed with tb - Elephant News
2020-10-14Taronga zoo’s beloved baby elephant jai dee has sadly passed away - Elephant News


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