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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Opel  dead elephant


SSP nr77


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1969
Imported:1971? by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Dead: 1983-05-06
Death reason: disease: musculoskeletal mechanical abnormality; buried
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Knoxville Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1971-08-13Knoxville Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

1971-00-00International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
from Nairobi National Park Orphanage

Record history
History of updates0000-00-00

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† Opel is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1983-05-06 at Knoxville Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as musculoskeletal mechanical abnormality; buried.


Opel was born wild 1969, captured 1969 . and imported 1971? by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Opel, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Knoxville Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4472. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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