Amy at Chaffee Zoological Gardens

Female ♀ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Amy at Chaffee Zoological Gardens

Amy. Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary 08/2004. Photo: � Ryan Easley
† Amy
ID Number:   SSP Number: 465 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 30 years old
Dead date: 2017-12-12
Death reason: euthanised: torn ligament in her right elbow
Location:Chaffee Zoological Gardens
ArrivedChaffee Zoological Gardens 2015-05-00
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary 2004-05-22
from William Buckles Woodcock
William Buckles Woodcock 1992-00-00
from Bob Norris
Born:1987 wild Zimbabwe
Capture: 1987,
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 2007-12-08 -- † 2017-12-11 Miss Bets, SSP nr: 560
Document updated2009-09-03:Text, Image RE
2011-03-13:Arrival RE
2015-12-29:transfer
2018-02-28: dead
Amy is the star of the book The Cowboy and His Elephant by Malcolm MacPherson. She had been originally trained by Army Maguire for Buckles Woodcock.

2017-12-12: Zoo officials said Amy was euthanized humanely Monday after nearly two years of medical treatment in an effort to repair a torn ligament in her right elbow. Despite the treatments, her health had declined rapidly.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article21647847.html?fb_action_ids=768180739967347&fb_action_types=og.comments

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