Tanzy (Olentangy)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tanzy (Olentangy)  dead elephant


SSP nr573


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 37 years old
Born:* 1937 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1974-10-07
Death reason: disease: acute bacterial pnemonia, intestinal inflammation
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States

Date of arrival

1939-07-06Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2011-02-21: New elephant RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Tanzy (Olentangy) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1974-10-07 at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States, . Official death reason described as acute bacterial pnemonia, intestinal inflammation.


Tanzy (Olentangy) was born wild 1937.

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"In 1974, Tanzy, a female Asian elephant, died of acute bacterial pneumonia and an intestinal inflammation, a Necropsy found. Tanzy had been at the zoo for 33 years and was 38 to 40 years old."

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tanzy (Olentangy), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 January 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2790. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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