Casey at Kansas City Zoo

† Casey
ID Number:   SSP Number: 14 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 52 years old
Dead date: 2003-09-23
Death reason: disease: infection & arthritis
Location:Kansas City Zoo
ArrivedKansas City Zoo 1955-07-20 from Unknown
Unknown 1954-00-00
from
Born:1951 wild
Capture: 1953,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. () 2001-09-19 -- † 2001-09-19 stillborn, SSP nr: 518
Document updated2009-01-25: Previous locations, SSP, Birth, Death & Text
Casey and Lady A were imported together in 1954 to Johnson A. They both arrived to the Kasas City Zoo in July-August 1955. In June 1980, he measured approximately 3 meters & 4500 kilograms. In April 2001, the zoo celebrated Casey's 50th birthday. In September 2003 before his death, he was regarded as a class-5, the oldest class of elephants. Only 5 wild bulls are known in the wild (Amboseli).

Sources, among others

  • Ryan Easley, ShowMe Elephants.
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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