Chico an African savanna elephant at Caldwell Zoo



 ☨ ♂ Chico  
Chico. Caldwell Zoo 11/2010. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Chico. Caldwell Zoo 11/2010. Photo: © Ryan Easley

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 44 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (54)
Body height: 3.05 meter, 10.0 feet
Body weight: 6590.91 kg, 14500.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* 1967 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1969
Death
Dead date: 2011-07-09
Death reason: unknown:
Offspring
Total: 5 babies

1. Born 1981-08-22
(dead † 1981-09-02)
Thor SSP id: 208

2. Born 1982-01-29 Tavi SSP id: 212

3. Born 1982-05-07
(dead † 1982-06-05)
Kumi SSP id: 214

4. Born 1982-05-24 Moja SSP id: 215

5. Born 1982-06-22 Tsavo SSP id: 216
Locations
Present / last location:Caldwell Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival

2003-05-02 from San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1977-04-20
from Riverbanks Zoological Park
Riverbanks Zoological Park 1974-10-17
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)
International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar) 1974-00-00
from Mallorca Safari Park (Auto Safari Reserva Africana)

Document updated2009-02-06: Image RE
2010-11-22: Height, Weight, Text, Image RE
2010-11-24: Previous locations RE
2011-07-14: death
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† Chico is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Caldwell Zoo, in United States, from unknown reasons in 2011-07-09, (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 5 babies

  1. (M) 1981-08-22 -- † 1981-09-02 Thor SSP id: 208
  2. (F) 1982-01-29 Tavi SSP id: 212
  3. (M) 1982-05-07 -- † 1982-06-05 Kumi SSP id: 214
  4. (F) 1982-05-24 Moja SSP id: 215
  5. (M) 1982-06-22 Tsavo SSP id: 216

Origin


Chico was born wild 1967, captured 1969 .


Comments / pictures

Chico was brought to the Caldwell Zoo in May 2003 from the San Diego Wild Animal Park, where he had resided since 1977. His relocation, as well as three females that went to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, made possible the import of seven elephants from South Africa. From 2004 to 2010, nine elephants have been born at the facility in California.

Chico is one of the largest elephants in North America. He measures ten feet tall at the shoulder and weighs over 14500 pounds.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Chico, an African savanna at Caldwell Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2168. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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