Deceased elephants at San Diego Zoo in United States

This database list 17 dead elephants

NrIdName
Species-Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrivalArrival from locationImport
1 SSP id: 114
+ Tembo
LA F
48wild
1971
2019-12-29euthanised x 1983-05-03Carlisle Wild Animal Park
2 SSP id: 364
+ Jumbo (Mila, Melanie Kai, Mele Kahea)
LA F
44wild
1973
2017-03-15unknown x 2013-11-14Franklin Zoo and Wildlife sanctuary
3 SSP id: 218
+ Ranchipur
EM M
50wild
1966
2016-08-23euthanised x 2009-04-25San Diego Zoo Safari Park
4 SSP id: 220
+ Sumithi
EM F
49wild
1967
2016-04-30unknown x 1968-06-04Pinnawala elephant orphanage1968?
5 SSP id: 180
+ Connie
EM F
43wild
1969
2012-07-17euthanised irreversible health decline x 2012-03-00Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo)
6 SSP id: 217
+ Cookie
EM F
57wild
1955
2012-01-06euthanised x 2009-04-25San Diego Zoo Safari Park
7 SSP id: 219
+ Cha-Cha
EM F
45wild
1967
2012-01-04euthanised x 2009-04-25San Diego Zoo Safari Park
8 SSP id: 31
+ Hatari (Baby)
LA F
39wild
1959
1998-07-23euthanised arthritis, joint degeneration x 1998-08-23San Diego Zoo Safari Park
9 SSP id: 223
+ Maya
EM F
50wild
1940
1990-12-23euthanised torn ligaments; degenerative arthritis x 1941-08-11Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
10 SSP id: 500
+ Lucki
EM F
47wild
1941
1988-08-28unknown x 1941-08-11Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
11 SSP id: 501
+ Snooks
EM F
47
1979-08-31 x 1960-07-01Gene Goebel1960?
12 SSP id: 499
+ Heffalump
EM F
12wild
1958
1970-03-11unknown x 1970-02-21Phoenix Zoo
13+ Tony
EM F
12wild
1954 x 1954-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
14 SSP id: 488
+ Empress
EM F
20wild
1922
1942-07-01unknown x Buck Zoo (Frank Buck Zoo), Gainesville
15 SSP id: 491
+ Baby Boo (Baby Baraboo)
EM F
39captive-born
1900
1939euthanised aggressive x Veneda (Venita, Vanita, Jenny)1937-10-01Cole Brothers Circus1902
16 SSP id: 490
+ Prince
EM M
24wild
1913
1937-09-19unknown drowned in the pool? x 1936-11-06Baldwin Park
17 SSP id: T2262
+ Rosalie
EM F
24wild
1961
unknown x 1964-02-00Mrs. Harold H Smith Jr


Source for the list of elephants deceased at San Diego Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at San Diego Zoo in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), available online retrieved 24 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=88 (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)
2018-12-06 Sumithi:
  • Ruka

  • 2017-03-15 Jumbo (Mila, Melanie Kai, Mele Kahea):
  • Garry Monez, zoo curator Honolulu zoo, through Tony Radcliffe

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=6227

  • Helen Schofield, Franklin Zoo, NZ
  • Charles Cadwallader, RNZSPCA.
  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=5062">Jumbo the elephant finally free
  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=3679">Jumbo the African elephant at Circus Loritz Not Abused, says SPCA, 03/28/08

  • http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4815501a26642.html">Circus Elephant in the Middle of Jumbo Row, 01/12
  • 2016-08-28 Ranchipur:
  • http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/aug/23/san-diego-zoo-elephant-euthanized/

  • Ruka
  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4632">"Animal Park to relocate its Asian elephants to San Diego Zoo" Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-24

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4631">"Secrecy shrouds San Diego elephants move", Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-25

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4633">"Four elephants moved to San Diego Zoo from Wild Animal Park", Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-25
  • 2012-06-07 Tony:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • 2012-01-07 Cha-Cha:
  • Ruka
  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4632">"Animal Park to relocate its Asian elephants to San Diego Zoo" Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-24

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4631">"Secrecy shrouds San Diego elephants move", Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-25

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4633">"Four elephants moved to San Diego Zoo from Wild Animal Park", Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-25
  • 2011-04-20 Empress:
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2011/04/sd-zoo-2.html
  • 2010-12-31 Maya:
  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • "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
  • 2010-11-23 Baby Boo (Baby Baraboo):
  • In 1937, the Cole Bros. Circus gave the Zoo two female elephants: Tommy and the infamous Boo. Soon tiring of Boo’s homicidal tendencies, Wegeforth had her executed.
  • 2010-09-26 Prince:
  • http://circustents.blogspot.com/">Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Page 63, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • 2009-11-24 Lucki:
  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • 2009-07-02 Cookie:
  • Ruka
  • Ryan Easley, USA

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4632">"Animal Park to relocate its Asian elephants to San Diego Zoo", Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-24

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4631">"Secrecy shrouds San Diego elephants move", Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-25

  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=4633">"Four elephants moved to San Diego Zoo from Wild Animal Park", Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-25
  • 2008-12-17 Tembo:
  • Ruka

  • https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/tembo-the-elephant-dies-at-48/2236567/?fbclid=IwAR2P8pbYCbOxItgzTITlgKs0kcjHEbV3021Ea7Z54jnA7f6-wKwUaG_xbno


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