Penny (Pennie)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
San Francisco Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Penny (Pennie)  dead elephant


SSP nr229


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Born:* 1954-08 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1955
Dead: 1995-04-02
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis
Locations - owners
Present / last location:San Francisco Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1955-06-08San Francisco Zoo
Record history
History of updates2020-10-01

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Penny (Pennie) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1995-04-02 at San Francisco Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as arthritis.


Penny (Pennie) was born wild 1954-08, captured 1955 .

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The North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant lists Penny arriving to San Francisco from Kampuchea, a South Central Asia region.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Penny (Pennie), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at San Francisco Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71

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