Lil Girl an African savanna elephant at Memphis Zoo

☨ Lil Girl
ID nr:   SSP Number: 568 - 
Species: African savanna elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Dead date: 2009-07-07
Death reason: killed: by mother
Location:Memphis Zoo
ArrivalMemphis Zoo 2009-07-06
Born:* 2009-07-06 captive-born through
artificial insemination
in Memphis Zoo
Parents: Jack (Jackson) x Asali
Siblings through the father Jack (Jackson):
  1. 1998-04-22 -- † 1998-04-22 (M) stillborn
  2. 1999-09-12(F) Victoria
  3. 2000-09-19(M) Callee
  4. 2004-07-06(F) Kianga
  5. 2005-12-19(F) Nidirah (Nadirah)
  6. 2007-03-18 -- † 2010-05-12 (M) Scotty
  7. 2008-06-28(M) Tsavo
  8. 2008-07-09(F) Angelina
  9. 2008-07-25(F) Zuri
  10. 2008-10-28 -- † 2008-10-28 () fetal death
  11. 2009-08-10(F) Zuri
  12. 2010-02-24 -- † 2010-02-24 () stillborn
  13. 2011-06-03(M) Lucas
  14. 2011-07-20 -- † 2019-03-26 (F) Kalina
  15. 2012-06-28 -- † 2019-03-19 (F) Nyah
  16. 2017-05-31 -- † 2017-08-30 () unknown
  17. 2019-09-02(M) Fitz
Lil Girls pedigree:
P I II III

Lil Girl

Sire:
Jack (Jackson)

Sire:
Sire:
Dame:
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Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Asali

Sire:
Macho (Tantar)
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Juju
Sire:
Dame:
Document updated2009-07-08: New elephant RE
2009-07-27: Name, Text RE
2009-08-12: Father RE
2009-09-26: born through AI
2010-10-17: Birth RE
2011-06-11: SSP RE
The calf was the first born at the Overton Park Zoo. The father is assumed to be Jackson, the most prolific African elephant sire in the United States via artificial insemination.

According to Overton Park Zoo "The calf stumbled while walking through the exhibit shortly before 10:00am Wednesday morning.

Asali was trying to assist the calf back to its feet when she accidentally injured the newborn with her tusk.
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Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Lil Girl, an African savanna at Memphis Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4752. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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