African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Louisville Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Kenya  dead elephant


SSP nr335


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 17 years old
Born:* 1965 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1966
Dead: 1982-06-12
Death reason: disease: salmonellosis
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Louisville Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1969-02-05Louisville Zoo
from Polack Brothers Circus

1966-09-00Polack Brothers Circus
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)

Record history
History of updates2008-12-28

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† Kenya is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1982-06-12 at Louisville Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as salmonellosis.


Kenya was born wild 1965, captured 1966 .

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In 1966, Buckles Woodcock acquired Kenya from Louis Goebel in California. She was incorporated into the act the following year. Around this time she was the newest member of a seven act - Anna May, Jean, Millie & Stella, and former Besalou elephants Opal and Kae. Stella (1965), Kenya (1966) and Louie (1967) were the first elephants trained by Buckles. Kenya had the distinction of being the only African elephant with a circus when she was imported.
After her performing days, she arrived at Mac MacDonald's quarters in San Antonio. Louisville was selected because it was one of the Polack Show's best Shrine dates. Kenya was presented to the zoo by the Shrine Temple as a political gesture.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Kenya, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Louisville Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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