Carolyn an Asian elephant at St Louis Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Carolyn  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 32 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (237)
Born:* 1968 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2000-04-11
Death reason: disease: Pyelonephritis, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), arthritis
Present / last location:St Louis Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival

1991-09-26St Louis Zoo
from Dickerson Park Zoo
Dickerson Park Zoo 1990-03-28
from St Louis Zoo

Document updated2009-03-02: Death, Text
2012-01-11: text
Random literature

† Carolyn is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at St Louis Zoo, in United States, disease in 2000-04-11, Pyelonephritis, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), arthritis(see detailed list).


Carolyn was born wild 1968.

Comments / pictures

For eighteen months, Pearl and Carolyn were sent on breeding loan to breed with the Dickerson Park Zoo's dominant bull Onyx. While both came back pregnant, only Pearl carried her calf to term, Onyx's only male calf to live past the age of three.

Pyelonephritis was proximal cause of death (a young elephant)
Mild Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) Left scapulohumeral (shoulder) joint with a more moderate DJD left elbow
Left coxofemoral joint (hip) had severe DJD.
Left stifle (knee) showed severe DJD, erosion of half of the kneecap, femur and tibia
Henry Melvyn Richardson, DVM

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Carolyn, an Asian at St Louis Zoo 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:

  • Henry Melvyn Richardson, DVM
  • Ryan Easley, USA


Internal relevant links

External relevant links (Opens in new window)

    Search more on the web for Carolyn

    Categories2000 deaths | 1968 births | Elephants from St Louis Zoo | United States | Asian elephants

    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24

    Elephant Encyclopedia and database

    Established 1995
    Established 2006
    Search for keywords
    Your ip: