Deceased elephants at San Diego Zoo in United States


This database list 17 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ LA Tembo SSP id: 114 48Born: wild 1971 x Dead:2019-12-29 (36 years after arrival), euthanised 1983-05-03 Carlisle Wild Animal Park
2+ ♀ LA Jumbo (Mila, Melanie Kai, Mele Kahea) SSP id: 364 44Born: wild 1973 x Dead:2017-03-15 (4 years after arrival), unknown 2013-11-14 Franklin Zoo and Wildlife sanctuary
3+ ♂ EM Ranchipur SSP id: 218 50Born: wild 1966 x Dead:2016-08-23 (7 years after arrival), euthanised 2009-04-25 San Diego Zoo Safari Park
4+ ♀ EM Sumithi SSP id: 220 49Born: wild 1967 x Dead:2016-04-30 (48 years after arrival), unknown 1968-06-04 Pinnawala elephant orphanage1968?
5+ ♀ EM Connie SSP id: 180 43Born: wild 1969 x Dead:2012-07-17, euthanised irreversible health decline2012-03-00 Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo)
6+ ♀ EM Cookie SSP id: 217 57Born: wild 1955 x Dead:2012-01-06 (3 years after arrival), euthanised 2009-04-25 San Diego Zoo Safari Park
7+ ♀ EM Cha-Cha SSP id: 219 45Born: wild 1967 x Dead:2012-01-04 (3 years after arrival), euthanised 2009-04-25 San Diego Zoo Safari Park
8+ ♀ LA Hatari (Baby) SSP id: 31 39Born: wild 1959 x Dead:1998-07-23, euthanised arthritis, joint degeneration1998-08-23 San Diego Zoo Safari Park
9+ ♀ EM Maya SSP id: 223 50Born: wild 1940 x Dead:1990-12-23 (49 years after arrival), euthanised torn ligaments; degenerative arthritis1941-08-11 Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
10+ ♀ EM Lucki SSP id: 500 47Born: wild 1941 x Dead:1988-08-28 (47 years after arrival), unknown 1941-08-11 Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
11+ ♀ EM Snooks SSP id: 501 47Born: x Dead:1979-08-31 (19 years after arrival), 1960-07-01 Gene Goebel1960?
12+ ♀ EM Heffalump SSP id: 499 12Born: wild 1958 x Dead:1970-03-11, unknown 1970-02-21 Phoenix Zoo
13+ ♀ EM Tony 12Born: wild x Dead:1954, 1954-00-00 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
14+ ♀ EM Empress SSP id: 488 20Born: wild 1922 x Dead:1942-07-01, unknown Buck Zoo (Frank Buck Zoo), Gainesville
15+ ♀ EM Baby Boo (Baby Baraboo) SSP id: 491 39Born: captive-born 1900 x Veneda Dead:1939 (2 years after arrival), euthanised aggressive1937-10-01 Cole Brothers Circus1902
16+ ♂ EM Prince SSP id: 490 24Born: wild 1913 x Dead:1937-09-19, unknown drowned in the pool?1936-11-06 Baldwin Park
17+ ♀ EM Rosalie SSP id: T2262 24Born: wild 1961 x Dead:, unknown 1964-02-00 Mrs. 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. (2021), available online retrieved 15 August 2022 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.
• Jumbo the elephant finally free
• Jumbo the African elephant at Circus Loritz Not Abused, says SPCA, 03/28/08
•  Circus Elephant in the Middle of Jumbo Row, 01/12
2016-08-28 Ranchipur:• https://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2009/08/from-gary-hill.html
•  https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1069&context=elephant&fbclid=IwAR1MYliXp7ewuj2OsDqa4Fe2OqtqaF-XmYOfwq-_H3QuVwHGLDWtMcitgiw
•  http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/aug/23/san-diego-zoo-elephant-euthanized/
•  Ruka
•  Ryan Easley, USA
2012-06-07 Tony:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
2012-01-07 Cha-Cha:• Ruka
• Ryan Easley, USA
•  "Animal Park to relocate its Asian elephants to San Diego Zoo" Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-24
•  "Secrecy shrouds San Diego elephants move", Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-25
•  "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:• 
Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants
•  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
•  "Animal Park to relocate its Asian elephants to San Diego Zoo", Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-24
•  "Secrecy shrouds San Diego elephants move", Elephant-News.com, 2009-04-25
•  "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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