African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Misha  dead elephant


SSP nr389


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 27 years old
Born:* 1981 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1982
Dead: 2008-09-09
Death reason: euthanised: because of declining health
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2003-03-21
(dead † 2003-03-21)
stillborn SSP id: 523
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo), in United States

Date of arrival

2005-04-22Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo)
from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)

1986-00-00Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
from Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)

1983-08-03Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)
from Happy Hollow Zoo (San Jose Zoological Gardens)

Record history
History of updates2007-12-26

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Misha is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2008-09-09 at Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo), in United States, . Official death reason described as because of declining health.


  1. (F) 2003-03-21 -- † 2003-03-21 stillborn SSP id: 523


Misha was born wild 1981, captured 1982 .

Comments / pictures

2004: Misha knocked down zookeeper Patrick Chapple with her trunk, then gored him through the back and Abdomen.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Misha, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=444. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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