Deceased elephants at Prospect Park Zoo in United States


This database list 6 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ EM Sue 31Born: wild 1953 x Dead:1984 (26 years after arrival), unknown 1958-06-30 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
2+ ♀ EM Judy SSP id: T2200 50Born: wild 1908 x Dead:1958-06-00 (29 years after arrival), euthanised shot because of medical problems1929-00-00
3+ ♀ EM Astra SSP id: T2107 22Born: wild 1936 x Dead:1958-06-00 (8 years after arrival), euthanised shot, aggressive1950-06-00 Trefflichs Bird and Animal Company
4+ ♀ EM Topsy SSP id: T2303 27Born: wild 1915 x Dead:1942-07-00 (22 years after arrival), euthanised 1920-00-00 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
5+ ♂ EM Bill SSP id: T2123 9Born: wild 1930 x Dead:1939 (7 years after arrival), euthanised shot, fell in the dry moat, fracture1932-00-00
6+ ♀ EM Hilda SSP id: T2185 8Born: wild 1930 x Dead:1938-09-08, euthanised shot; knocked into dry moat by Bill

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Prospect Park Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Prospect Park Zoo in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 25 September 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=460 (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)
2012-10-31 Topsy:• The Ringling Elephants 1888-1967, Bandwagon
• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  Richard Chiger
• Ron Ellis, prev. head elephant keeper, Prospect Park Zoo
2011-11-08 Hilda:• Richard Chiger
• Ron Ellis, prev. head elephant keeper, Prospect Park Zoo
• http://www.asianelephant.net/newyorkpp/newyorkpp.htm
•  http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70D12FB345C1B7A93C3A9178BD95F4C8385F9
2007-04-21 Judy:• Richard Chiger
2007-04-21 Astra:• Richard Chiger
2007-04-18 Bill:• Richard Chiger
• Ron Ellis, prev. head elephant keeper, Prospect Park Zoo
2007-04-16 Sue:• Richard Chiger


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