|† Annabelle (Annie)||ID Number:||SSP Number: 16 -|
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀ 33 years old|
|Dead date:||† 1997-12-14,|
|Death reason:||disease: chronic foot infection|
|Arrived||Alaska Zoo 1966-07-05|
|Born:||1964 wild Thailand|
|Document updated||2018-05-23: text|
|Annabelle was the reason the Alaska zoo was built, a wholesaler won her for selling the most toilet paper. |
1966: The baby Asian elephant was offered as a prize in a Chiffon Tissue contest sponsored by Crown Zellerbach. The prize was either $3,000 or a baby elephant. A local grocer won the contest and eventually gave Annabelle to Sammye Seawell, the zoo's founder.
The baby elephant was kept in a heated horse stall until the zoo was ready for her.
1997: In Dec. 14, 1997, Annabelle, born in India in 1964, (Edit: EEG claims she was born in Thailand)) died at age 33 of a chronic foot infection.
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