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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Cookie  dead elephant


SSP nr154


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 3 years old
Born:* 1977 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1979 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Dead: 1980-04-25
Death reason: disease: infection associated generalized bacterial; buried
Locations - owners
Present / last location:North Carolina Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1979-05-26North Carolina Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

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History of updates2021-01-20

Latest document update2021-09-18 07:53:19
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† Cookie is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1980-04-25 at North Carolina Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as infection associated generalized bacterial; buried.


Cookie was born wild 1977. and imported 1979 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

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Zelda, Cookie and Tinker were imported together from South Africa to the International Animal Exchange in May 1979. They arrvied to the North Carolina Zoo together. Cookie and Zelda died within two weeks of each other less than a year later of a generalized viral infection, while Tinker would live for eleven more years before euthanization.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Cookie, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at North Carolina Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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