Annabelle (Annie) at Alaska Zoo

† Annabelle (Annie)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 16 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 33 years
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 1997-12-14
Death reason: disease: chronic foot infection
Location:Alaska Zoo
ArrivedAlaska Zoo 1966-07-05
Born:1964 wild Thailand
Document updated2008-01-03
Annabelle was the reason the Alaska zoo was built, a wholesaler won her for selling the most toilet paper. The prize was either $3,000 or a baby elephant.
The baby elephant was kept in a heated horse stall until the zoo was ready for her. 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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