Nancy an African savanna elephant at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

 ☨ ♀ Nancy  
Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 47 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (18)
Born:* 1953 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1955
Dead date: 2000-08-23
Death reason: euthanised: Post mortum: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of Arrival

1956-09-18Smithsonian National Zoological Park
from Firma Ruhe

Document updated2011-04-26: SSP RE
2011-09-06: Articles RE
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† Nancy is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States, euthanised in 2000-08-23, Post mortum: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)(see detailed list).


Nancy was born wild 1953, captured 1955 .

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Wild caught in the Serengeti Plains

Article and Image: "National Zoo - Dzimbo" at ShowMe Elephants
Article and Image: "John Romo Collection - National Zoo" at ShowMe Elephants

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Nancy, an African savanna at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • J. C. Danzansky, Washington Zoo
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger


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