Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
St Louis Zoo in United States

♀ Ellie


SSP nr130


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 53 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1971
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 1996-07-05
(dead † 2023-1-13)
Rani SSP id: 386

2. Born 2006-08-02 Maliha SSP id: 642

3. Born 2010-07-08
(dead † 2010-07-08)
miscarriage SSP id: 707

4. Born 2013-04-26 Priya SSP id: 749
Locations - owners
Present / last location:St Louis Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2001-07-15St Louis Zoo
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

1995-09-11Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
from Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)

1994-06-18Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

1976-02-13Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
from Paramounts Kings Dominion

1974-03-17Paramounts Kings Dominion
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Stockbridge

Record history
History of updates2020-12-27

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Ellie is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the St Louis Zoo, in United States.

Ellie arrived in 2001-07-15 to the St Louis Zoo, relocated from the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, in United States.


Ellie lives together with 6 other elephants at the St Louis Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Jade born 2007-02-25
  2. Maliha born 2006-08-02
  3. Pearl born 1971
  4. Priya born 2013-04-26
  5. Raja born 1992-12-27
  6. Sri born 1980


  1. (F) 1996-07-05 -- † 2023-1-13 Rani SSP id: 386
  2. (F) 2006-08-02 Maliha SSP id: 642
  3. (F) 2010-07-08 -- † 2010-07-08 miscarriage SSP id: 707
  4. (F) 2013-04-26 Priya SSP id: 749


Ellie was born wild 1971, captured 1971 .

Comments / pictures

In March 1974, Paramounts King Dominion received two Asian elephants, Hugo and Ellie. The male and female were sold to the Jacksonville Zoo twenty three months later. Hugo died in September 1978, whereas Ellie, other than a successful fifteen month breeding loan to Syracuse, would remain in Jacksonville until being sold to the St. Louis Zoo in July 2001 with her daughter Rani.

2012-08-01: Pregnant; Ellie is due to deliver in the spring of 2013.

2013-04-26: a female Asian elephant was born to 42-year-old Ellie and 20-year-old Raja around 11 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Ellie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at St Louis Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=619. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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