Virginia at San Francisco Zoo

† Virginia
ID Number:   SSP Number: T2029 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 43 years
Dead date: 1964-02-11
Death reason: unknown:
Location:San Francisco Zoo
ArrivedSan Francisco Zoo 1929-00-00
from Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park 1926-06-17
from Frank Buck
Born:1921 wild India
Capture: 1923
Document updated2009-03-18: New elephant

The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

In 1929, the new San Francisco Zoo received their first three elephants from Golden Gate Park - Babe, Marguerite and Virginia. All had been imported by Frank Buck, were sold together to Golden Gate Park in June 1926 and three years later transferred to the San Francisco Zoo.

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