Maybelle at San Francisco Zoo

Female African Bush elephant Maybelle at San Francisco Zoo

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† Maybelle
ID Number:   SSP Number: 32 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 44 years
Dead date: 2004-04-22
Death reason: unknown:
Location:San Francisco Zoo
ArrivedSan Francisco Zoo 1962-05-22
from Gene Goebel
Gene Goebel 1962-00-00
from
Born:1960 wild Tanzania
Capture: 1962
Document updated2011-03-07: Previous locations, Birth, Death, SSP, Image, Text RE
Before her arrival at the zoo in 1962, she appeared in a John Wayne movie.

Maybelle died seven weeks after another San Franciso elephant, Callee, was euthanzied. She was found during morning inspections by keepers lying on her chest, legs splayed, in the outdoor exhibit. Efforts to raise the animal to her feet with a crane failed. She subsequently died. Her death left the zoo with two elephants - Tinkerbelle and Lulu.

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