Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Crandon Park Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Dixie  dead elephant


SSP nr485


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 21 years old
Born:* 1955 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1976-03-16
Death reason: anesthesia: heart attack during second foot surgery
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Crandon Park Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

Crandon Park Zoo
from William C. Bergstrom

1962-08-00William C. Bergstrom
from Deggeller Amusement Company

1960-03-00Deggeller Amusement Company
from Tote-Em-In Zoo (now Tregembo Animal Park)

1959-09-23Tote-Em-In Zoo (now Tregembo Animal Park)
from Smithsonian National Zoological Park

1956-11-06Smithsonian National Zoological Park
from Von Brothers Circus

Record history
History of updates2007-04-20

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Dixie is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1976-03-16 at Crandon Park Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as heart attack during second foot surgery.


Dixie was born wild 1955.

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Article and Image at ShowMe Elephants: "Candy Hitchcock Collection - Dixie"

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Dixie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Crandon Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2568. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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