Maya at San Diego Zoo

† Maya
ID Number:   SSP Number: 223 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Dead date: 1990-12-23
Death reason: euthanised: torn ligaments; degenerative arthritis
Location:San Diego Zoo
ArrivedSan Diego Zoo 1941-08-11
from Calcutta Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
Calcutta Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens) 1941-00-00
from
Born:1940 wild India
Capture: 1940,
Document updated2009-11-24: New elephant RE
2010-12-31: Cause of death RE
In August 1941, the San Diego Zoo imported two Asian cows from the Alipore Zoo in West Bengal India. Maya and Lucki resided together until Lucki's death in August 1988. Maya would only live for another thirty months, passing away at the age of fifty.

Sources, among others

  • Ryan Easley, ShowMe Elephants.
  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71

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