Peaches at Lincoln Park Zoo

† Peaches
ID Number:   SSP Number: 12 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 55 years
Dead date: 2005-01-17
Death reason: disease: mycobacteriosis caused by Mycobacterium szulgai
Location:Lincoln Park Zoo
ArrivedLincoln Park Zoo 2003-04-14
from San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)
San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park) 1976-11-18
from San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo 1953-09-21
from D Scott
D Scott 1953-09-00
from Fred Zeehandelaar Inc
Fred Zeehandelaar Inc 1953-00-00
from H Boswell
Born:1950 wild Namibia
Capture: 1952
Document updated2009-01-01: Previous locations, SSP, Birth, Death, Text, Source
Wankie, Tatima and Dunda were imported together from Zimbabe to the San Diego Wild Animal Park in September 1971. In 2003, the Wild Animal Park loaned their older African elephants to other locations for the importation of 11 new elephants captured in Swaziland, in collaboration with Lowry Park Zoo which received 4 of these animals. Peaches, Wankie and Tatima were transported in April 2003 to the Lincoln Park Zoo, while Chico was transported to the Caldwell Zoo in Texas. The three cows died within eight months of each other during their time in Chicago. Peaches was found lying on the floor of her heated enclosure on Monday morning. She was the oldest African elephant in the country.

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