Deceased elephants at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in United States


This database list 18 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ LA Moya SSP id: 533 21Born: wild 1990 x Dead:2011-11-17 (8 years after arrival), killed injuries caused by herd mate2003-08-22 Hlane National Park2003
2+ ♀ EM Sunita SSP id: 211 60Born: wild 1949 x Dead:2009-02-25 (36 years after arrival), euthanised old age1973-08-15 Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)
3+ ♀ LA noname (Audrey?) SSP id: 559 < 1 60Born: captive-born 2007-11-28Mabu x Lungile Dead:2008-02-05, euthanised staphylococcus skin infection, compromised immune system and suffering from malnourishment2007-11-28
4+ ♀ EM Carol SSP id: 215 40Born: wild 1967 x Dead:2007-06-19 (29 years after arrival), euthanised degenerative joint disease1978-12-06 San Diego Zoo
5+ ♀ LA Sabu SSP id: 34 37Born: wild 1960 x Dead:1997-03-24 (25 years after arrival), unknown after autopsy1972-03-08 San Diego Zoo
6+ ♀ LA Shapi SSP id: 76 23Born: wild 1969 x Dead:1992-04-09 (21 years after arrival), unknown 1971-09-18
7+ ♂ EM stillborn SSP id: 358 < 1 23Born: captive-born 1991-09-27Ranchipur x Mary Dead:1991-09-27, stillborn 1991-09-27
8+ ♂ EM Omar SSP id: 306 < 1 23Born: captive-born 1990-06-13Ranchipur x Connie Dead:1991-03-24, euthanised rejected by mother1990-06-13
9+ ♀ EM Jean SSP id: 213 20Born: wild 1969 x Dead:1989-12-01 (17 years after arrival), euthanised infarction of uterus leading to peritonitis following Caesarean section1972-04-21 San Diego Zoo
10+ ♀ EM stillborn SSP id: 316 < 1 20Born: captive-born 1989-11-20Ranchipur x Jean Dead:1989-11-20, stillborn removed via Caesarean section leading to mothers death, due to Peritonitis1989-11-20
11+ ♀ EM stillborn SSP id: 303 < 1 20Born: captive-born 1989-07-12Ranchipur x Mary Dead:1989-07-12, stillborn 1989-07-12
12+ ♀ LA Mendavu SSP id: 75 14Born: wild 1969 x Dead:1983-09-19 (12 years after arrival), disease infection, digestive bacterial1971-09-18
13+ ♂ LA Kumi SSP id: 214 < 1 14Born: captive-born 1982-05-07Chico x Mendavu Dead:1982-06-05, euthanised digestive bacterial1982-05-07
14+ ♂ LA Thor SSP id: 208 < 1 14Born: captive-born 1981-08-22Chico x Tatima (Deteema) Dead:1981-09-02, unknown Infection associated digestive bacterial1981-08-22
15+ ♀ EM Polly SSP id: 468 12Born: wild 1968 x Dead:1980-03-21 (2 years after arrival), unknown 1978-07-27 St. Eduard Zoo
16+ ♀ EM Scout SSP id: 466 3Born: wild 1971 x Dead:1974-07-07, unknown 1974-04-06 San Diego Zoo
17+ ♀ LA Nyamandhlovu SSP id: 351 4Born: wild 1970 x Dead:1974-04-30 (3 years after arrival), unknown 1971-09-18
18+ ♀ EM Joan SSP id: 465 3Born: wild 1970 x Dead:1973-10-27, unknown 1972-04-21 San Diego Zoo

Source for the list of elephants deceased at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in United States, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 30 September 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=89 (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)
2018-08-11 Moya:• Ruka
•  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/elephant-dies-safari-park.html
2016-04-23 Nyamandhlovu:• Chang Reynolds through Ryan Easley
2011-09-01 Jean:• "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
2011-09-01 stillborn:• 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
2011-06-11 noname (Audrey?):• Ruka
2011-06-05 Sunita:• "Sunita, oldest elephant at Wild Animal Park, dies", Elephant-News.com, 2009-02-25
•  http://circusnospin.blogspot.com/2011/03/jungle-land-elephant-ride.html
2011-04-09 Polly:• Wayne Jackson
2010-12-31 Omar:• 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
2009-02-05 Kumi:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2008-12-08 Thor:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2007-06-19 Carol:• Elephant News: Iconic elephant Carol put to sleep at San Diego Wild Animal Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park on elephant-news.com

San Diego Zoo Safari Park is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2010-02-16Baby elephant born on valentine's day at wild animal park - Elephant News
2017-02-01Alice, wildlife safari's oldest elephant, dies - Elephant News
2012-08-29San diego safari park gets a new delivery: a baby elephant - Elephant News
2011-09-26New elephant calf for san diego. - Elephant News
African elephant born at san diego zoo safari park - Elephant News
2010-08-27Baby elephant at san diego zoo's safari park gets a name - Elephant News
Goodbye, jumbo - Elephant News


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