Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
El Paso Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Savannah  dead elephant

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 72 years old
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Dead: 2024-01-30
Death reason: euthanised: severe arthritis
Locations - owners
Present / last location:El Paso Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1997-02-25El Paso Zoo
from Baton Rouge Zoo

1981-09-29Baton Rouge Zoo
from Dallas Zoo

Record history
History of updates2021-03-22

Latest document update2024-02-11 08:30:20
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† Savannah is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2024-01-30 at El Paso Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as severe arthritis.


Savannah was born wild 1952 at India unspecified location.

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Savannah in El Paso ZooSavannah as baby in Dallas Zoo, 1953

1997: Savannah arrived at the El Paso Zoo in February 1997 from Baton Rouge Zoo, according to El Paso Times archives.

2009-09-22: unable to stand up after lying on an incline, Firefighters used special inflating airbags to lift the 7,700-pound elephant Savannah.

2024-01-30: dead by age 71 years.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Savannah, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at El Paso Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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