Deceased elephants at Bronx Zoo in United States


This database list 23 dead elephants

NrIdName
Species-Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrivalArrival from locationImport
1 SSP id: 204 + Maxine
EM F
45wild
1973
2018-11-20 (45 years after arrival)euthanised x 1973-10-01
2 SSP id: 332 + Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II)
EM F
14captive-born
1992-04-17
2006-01--31 (13 years after arrival)disease Kidney failureVance (Matt) x Sally1993-07-09Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
3 SSP id: 168 + Grumpy
EM F
31wild
1971
2002-10-03 (25 years after arrival)killed after sustaining injuries from being beaten up by Patti and Maxine x 1977-03-21Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
4 SSP id: 169 + Tus (Tuss, Miss Debbie)
EM F
49wild
1953
2002-05-16 (26 years after arrival)unknown x 1976-09-27Catskill Game Farm
5 SSP id: 400 + Lilly
EM F
36wild
1952
1988-08-31 (2 years after arrival)unknown x 1986-12-29Prospect Park Zoo
6 SSP id: 207 + Astor
EM M
2captive-born
1981-08-20
1983-01-26 (2 years after arrival)disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virusGroucho x Patti1981-08-20
7 SSP id: 390 + Laverne (Vashi 1)
EM F
12wild
1970
1982-05-16 (9 years after arrival)unknown x 1973-10-01
8 SSP id: 397 + Cutie
EM F
41wild
1935
1976-09-21 (36 years after arrival)unknown x 1940-10-08Benson Wild Animal Farm (Bedford Zoo)
9 SSP id: 396 + Dolly
EM F
41wild
1935
1976-09-21 (36 years after arrival)unknown x 1940-10-08Benson Wild Animal Farm (Bedford Zoo)
10 SSP id: 313 + Doruma (Pinky)
LC F
32wild
1938
1970-03-01 (24 years after arrival)euthanised x 1946-10-08Gangala-na-Bodio Elephant Domestication Center
11 SSP id: 307 + Sudana
LA F
35wild
1927
1962-08-11 (31 years after arrival)euthanised arthtritis x 1931-11-09Firma Ruhe
12+ Zangelima (Barney)
LC M
20wild
1932
1952-11-14 (6 years after arrival)killed shot, agressive x 1946-10-08Gangala-na-Bodio Elephant Domestication Center
13 SSP id: 312 + Bamangwa (Minnie)
LA F
14wild
1936
1950-08-01 (4 years after arrival)disease paratyphoid infection x 1946-10-08Gangala-na-Bodio Elephant Domestication Center
14 SSP id: 391 + Alice (Al, Luna)
EM F
50wild
1893
1943-08-27 (35 years after arrival)unknown x 1908-09-03Luna Park
15 SSP id: 392 + Burma
EM F
50wild
1942-08-22 (2 years after arrival)unknown x 1940-08-15
16 SSP id: 395 + Runga
EM M
13wild
1927
1940-11-07 (10 years after arrival)euthanised shot, aggressive x 1930-06-19
17+ Tiny
LC F
13wild
1920-04
1933-03-02 (11 years after arrival)unknown x 1922-12-06London Zoo
18 SSP id: 304 + Khartoum
LA M
28wild
1903
1931-10-23 (24 years after arrival)disease heart failure x 1907-06-25Firma Carl Hagenbeck
19 SSP id: 398 + Nita
EM F
4wild
1924
1928-01-04 (1 years after arrival)unknown x 1927-11-04
20 SSP id: 305 + Sultana
LA F
14wild
1905
1919-12-27 (12 years after arrival)euthanised foot problems? x 1907-06-25Firma Carl Hagenbeck1907?
21 SSP id: 302 + Congo
LC M
15wild
1900
1915-11-03 (10 years after arrival)euthanised shot; foot probelms x 1905-06-28Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)1905?
22 SSP id: 399 + Gunda
EM M
18wild
1897
1915-06-21 (11 years after arrival)euthanised shot, aggressive x 1904-07-02Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
23 SSP id: T2300 + Tom Thumb
EM M
18wild
(-1887 years after arrival)killed Executed by electrocution x 1887-00-00Barnum and Bailey Circus1851-05-04

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Bronx Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Bronx Zoo in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 18 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=441 (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)
2018-11-20 Maxine:
  • Richard Chiger

  • https://newsroom.wcs.org/News-Releases/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/11720/Maxine-A-48-Year-Old-Asian-Elephant-Has-Been-Euthanized-at-the-Bronx-Zoo.aspx
  • 2018-11-11 Tiny:
  • Richard Chiger

  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • 2018-05-16 Alice (Al, Luna):
  • Richard Chiger

  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • 2012-09-30 Tom Thumb:
  • The elephant in America 1840-1860, by Stuart Thayer, http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/BW.htm'>Bandwagon

  • Page 14, 30, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • 2012-09-29 Sultana:
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Richard Chiger
  • 2012-01-16 Gunda:
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

  • Richard Chiger
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2007/07/from-bob-cline-1.html">Chang Reynolds

  • 60 years of chains still
  • 2012-01-16 Congo:
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Richard Chiger
  • 2012-01-16 Runga:
  • Richard Chiger
  • 2012-01-16 Sudana:
  • Richard Chiger
  • 2011-12-12 Doruma (Pinky):
  • Richard Chiger
  • Sandra Shoshani
  • 2011-12-06 Bamangwa (Minnie):
  • Richard Chiger
  • Sandra Shoshani
  • The Management of Wild Mammals in Captivity by Lee Saunders Crandall
  • 2011-04-26 Khartoum:
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/editors_pick/1922_09-10_pick.html">W. Henry Sheak, The Elephant in Captivity
  • Richard Chiger
  • 2011-04-26 Zangelima (Barney):
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Richard Chiger
  • Sandra Shoshani
  • 2011-03-27 Tus (Tuss, Miss Debbie):
  • Richard Chiger
  • 2010-12-30 Lilly:
  • "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
  • 2009-12-13 Burma:
  • Richard Chiger
  • 2009-04-12 Grumpy:
  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • Tommy Realing

  • http://www.nytimes.com/1982/08/22/nyregion/fordham-s-rams-defeat-zoo-s-elephant-in-bronx.html">Fordham's Rams Defeat Zoo's Elephant In Bronx, 1982-08-22>

  • http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1984/09/24/1984_09_24_040_TNY_CARDS_000339802">Elephant Extravaganza, 1984-09-24>
  • 2007-06-20 Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II):
  • Richard Chiger
  • 2007-04-18 Dolly:
  • Richard Chiger
  • 2007-04-17 Nita:
  • Richard Chiger
  • 2007-04-17 Cutie:
  • Richard Chiger


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