African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Hatari (Baby) at San Diego Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Hatari (Baby)  


SSP nr31


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Born:* 1959 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1959
Dead: 1998-07-23
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis, joint degeneration
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1982-06-22 Tsavo SSP id: 216
Present / last location:San Diego Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1998-08-23San Diego Zoo
from San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1972-03-01
from San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo 1961-05-28
from Paramount

Document updated2011-04-07: Previous locations, Birth, Name, Death, SSP RE
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† Hatari (Baby) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at San Diego Zoo, in United States, from euthanised 1998-07-23. Official death reason described as arthritis, joint degeneration. (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 1982-06-22 Tsavo SSP id: 216


Hatari (Baby) was born wild 1959, captured 1959 .

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"It has been reported that Hatari, an African elephant living at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, was put down in July of this year (1998). It is our understanding that Hatari was very sick, unable to support herself, and keepers were unable to properly care for her in their new management system.

Their new management system restricted keepers from entering Harati's stall for treatment. Approximately five months passed without active intervention. Reportedly, she was suffering from arthritis and by the time they did intervene, her joints were completely degenerated; there was no cartilage left. Additionally, the experimental drug treatment being used caused extensive tissue damage to her ears.

They made the decision to euthanize Hatari." //

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Hatari (Baby), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at San Diego Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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