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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Peaches  dead elephant


SSP nr12


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 55 years old
Born:* 1950 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1952
Dead: 2005-01-17
Death reason: disease: mycobacteriosis caused by Mycobacterium szulgai
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Lincoln Park Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2003-04-14Lincoln Park Zoo
from San Diego Zoo Safari Park

1976-11-18San Diego Zoo Safari Park
from San Diego Zoo

1953-09-21San Diego Zoo
from D Scott

1953-09-00D Scott
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)

1953-00-00International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)
from H Boswell

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† Peaches is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2005-01-17 at Lincoln Park Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as mycobacteriosis caused by Mycobacterium szulgai.


Peaches was born wild 1950, captured 1952 .

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Wankie, Tatima and Dunda were imported together from Zimbabe to the San Diego Wild Animal Park in September 1971. In 2003, the Wild Animal Park loaned their older African elephants to other locations for the importation of 11 new elephants captured in Swaziland, in collaboration with Lowry Park Zoo which received 4 of these animals. Peaches, Wankie and Tatima were transported in April 2003 to the Lincoln Park Zoo, while Chico was transported to the Caldwell Zoo in Texas. The three cows died within eight months of each other during their time in Chicago. Peaches was found lying on the floor of her heated enclosure on Monday morning. She was the oldest African elephant in the country.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Peaches, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Lincoln Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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