Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mesker Park Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Mona  dead elephant


SSP nr409


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Born:* 1968 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1994-10-18
Death reason: unknown: undertermined causes
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mesker Park Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1994-10-12Mesker Park Zoo
from Carson and Barnes Circus

Record history
History of updates2010-10-01

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Mona is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1994-10-18 at Mesker Park Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as undertermined causes.


Mona was born wild 1968.

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Contradictory records:

The North American SSP states Mona came to the Mesker Park Zoo from Al G Barnes Circus. This is incorrect. Mona came from Carson and Barnes Circus; Al G Barnes Circus closed many decades prior and may have been confused with the Al G-Kelly Miller Brothers Circus, which had not owned elephants for several decades as well.

Records about Mona from Bob Cline

Mona Female Asian
1964 - Carson & Barnes Circus
1965 - Carson & Barnes Circus ?????
1966 - NOT Carson & Barnes
???? To 1994 - Carson & Barnes Circus
Died - Oct. 1994
Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".
Reference list


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

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71

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