African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Duchess  dead elephant


EEP nr7005


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2019-07-14?
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed in her enclosure
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1977-04-04Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
from Longleat Safari Park

Record history
History of updates2022-04-09

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Duchess is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2019-07-14? at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as collapsed in her enclosure.


Duchess was born wild 1970.

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Duchess and Gay both arrived to the Paignton Zoo from Longleat Safari in 1977. In April 2005, the zoo began separating the pair at night after Duchess injured Gay with her Tusks overnight.

In January 2010, the Paignton Zoo announced Duchess was being treated for cataracts in one eye, already blind in the other.

2011-04-04: Paignton Zoo's elephant Duchess has glaucoma

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Duchess, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1813. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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