Jessie at Taronga Zoo

Female Asian elephant Jessie at Taronga Zoo

This photo is Jessie and Sarina. Jessie died 1939.
† Jessie
ID Number:   ASMP Number: 4 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 64 years
Dead date: 1939-09-26
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Taronga Zoo
ArrivedTaronga Zoo 1916-00-00
from Sydney Zoo (Moore Park)
Sydney Zoo (Moore Park) 1883-11-15
from Calcutta Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
Born:1875 unknown India
Document updated2009-03-07: image text correction -Jill, +Sarina

2011-05-29: country of origin

2013-05-21: studbook box

2017-03-09: news link
2017-03-09: link to ele-wiki submitted
In 1934 was approximately 55 years of age.

Contradictory records::
Guidebook of 1934 claims she came from India in 1882.

Records about Jessie from Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011)
SYDNEY 15 Nov 1883 188302 Transfer
26 Sep 1939 Death
[Death by: Unknown means]

Jessie on elephant-news.comElephant News: articles where Jessie is mentioned on
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Sources, among others

  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011) Compiled by Jan Steele, Australia
  • Guidebook of 1934, through Peter Stolk, Netherlands
  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2004) compiled by David Pepper-Edwards, Australia

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