Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Lee Richardson Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Penny  dead elephant


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 10 years old
Born:* 1946 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1956-06-22
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Lee Richardson Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1953-00-00Lee Richardson Zoo
from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1948-00-00Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)

Record history
History of updates2008-10-03

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† Penny is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1956-06-22 at Lee Richardson Zoo, in United States, .


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Penny was born wild 1946.

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1956. Penny, the zoo’s first elephant, was donated by the Cheyenne Mountain zoo in Colorado Springs. She was transported here gratis by local trucker, C.F. McGraw, and was reputed to have rocked back and forth on the way, almost upsetting the truck.
History of Lee Richardson Zoo

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According to the North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant, Penny arrived at the Lee Richardson Zoo in 1953.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Penny, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Lee Richardson Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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