Deceased elephants at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia


This database list 11 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ EM Burma ASMP id: 52 62Born: wild 1959? Dead:2021-02-10 (16 years after arrival), euthanised degenerative joint disease2005-05-18 Sydney Zoo1961
2+ ♀ EM Gigi ASMP id: 38 61Born: wild 1958 Dead:2019-02-26? (11 years after arrival), euthanised age-related ilnesses2008-01-14 Stardust Circus
3+ ♀ LA Cuddles Local id: 770011 44Born: wild 1973 Dead:2017-03-22 (40 years after arrival), unknown 1977-12-12 Longleat Safari Park1974?
4+ ♀ EM Arna ASMP id: 67 54Born: wild 1958 Dead:2012-09-14 (4 years after arrival), age 2008-01-14 Stardust Circus
5+ ♀ LA Yum Yum Local id: 770010 41Born: wild 1969 Dead:2010-10-03 (33 years after arrival), euthanised digestive related illness1977-12-12 Longleat Safari Park
6+ ♀ LA Cheri Local id: 770009 33Born: wild 1974 Dead:2007-06-10 (30 years after arrival), disease intestinal obstruction1977-12-12 Longleat Safari Park
7+ ♂ EM Heeman (Heman) ASMP id: 41 50Born: wild 1956 Dead:2006-12-28, disease toxins produced from an acute gastro-intestinal infection2005-11-05 Sydney Zoo
8+ ♂ LA Congo Local id: 830019 SSP id: 322 42Born: wild 1958 Dead:2000-11-10 (17 years after arrival), disease pneumonia1983-02-10 Lion Country Safari, Inc - Laguna Hills
9+ ♂ LA David Local id: 770008 19Born: wild 1968 Dead:1987-06-30 (10 years after arrival), euthanised arthritis1977-12-12 Longleat Safari Park
10+ ♀ LA Toto Local id: 830020 SSP id: 63 16Born: wild 1968 Dead:1984-10-14, disease heart attack1983-02-10 Sydney Zoo
11+ ♀ LA Nyla SSP id: 513 16Born: wild 1969 Dead:, unknown 1983-02-10 Lion Country Safari, Inc - Laguna Hills

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2024), available online retrieved 23 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=76 (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)
2021-02-12 Burma:• Mr Bullens elephants, through Glenn Sullivan
•  Roger Brogan, Western Plains Zoo
•  Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011) Compiled by Jan Steele, Australia
•  https://taronga.org.au/news/2021-02-11/vale-burma
2018-04-21 Gigi:• Steve Robinson
• Chantel Rodriguez
• Ryan Easley, USA
•  "Zoo welcomes killer circus elephant," Elephant-News.com, 2008-01-14
•  https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/5926631/taronga-western-plains-zoo-mourns-the-loss-of-elderly-elephant-gigi/
2017-03-22 Cuddles:• Taxon Report for Loxodonta africana by Sara Brice, Registrar, Taronga Conservation Society Australia
•  Linda Gardiner, 29 July 98.
•  Bobby Jo Clow, Dubbo, Australia
•  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-22/last-african-elephant-in-australia-dies-at-dubbo-zoo/8377038
2013-05-21 Arna:• Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011) Compiled by Jan Steele, Australia
•  http://www.zoochat.com/24/rip-arna-asian-elephant-291369/
•  Glenn Sullivan, Taronga Western Plains zoo
•  https://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2008/01/15/2138882.htm
•  Zoo welcomes killer circus elephant
2013-05-17 Heeman (Heman):• Tony Ratcliffe
2012-05-23 Nyla:• Toby Styles
2012-03-13 Congo:• Taxon Report for Loxodonta africana by Sara Brice, Registrar, Taronga Conservation Society Australia
•  Ryan Easley, USA
•  "Australia's oldest African elephant dies," Elephant-News.com, 2010-10-04
2012-03-13 Yum Yum:• Taxon Report for Loxodonta africana by Sara Brice, Registrar, Taronga Conservation Society Australia
•  Linda Gardiner, 29 July 98
•  Ryan Easley, USA
•  "Australia's oldest African elephant dies," Elephant-News.com, 2010-10-04
2012-03-13 Cheri:• Taxon Report for Loxodonta africana by Sara Brice, Registrar, Taronga Conservation Society Australia
•  Linda Gardiner, 29 July 98
• 2007:Elephant Cheri dies at Dubbo zoo
2012-03-13 Toto:• Taxon Report for Loxodonta africana by Sara Brice, Registrar, Taronga Conservation Society Australia
2012-03-13 David:• Taxon Report for Loxodonta africana by Sara Brice, Registrar, Taronga Conservation Society Australia

Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo on elephant-news.com

Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2020-08-14Killer elephant owners regret zoo transfer - Elephant News
2016-11-26Taronga western plains zoo: first asian elephant calf named ‘sabai’ after competition held for public to find best name - Elephant News
2014-02-27'basil fawlty' to open accommodation - 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
2010-10-23Elephant in fatal attack on australian - Elephant News
2010-10-04Australia's oldest african elephant dies - Elephant News


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