Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Patience at Dickerson Park Zoo

♀ Patience


SSP nr76


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old
Management:Protected contact

People killed:1
Born:* 1976 wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1998-05-17
(dead † 2000-11-29)
Kala SSP id: 509
Present / last location:Dickerson Park Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1990-10-30Dickerson Park Zoo
from Brookfield Zoo

Document updated2013-10-17: mankiller
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Patience is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Dickerson Park Zoo, in United States.

Patience arrived Dickerson Park Zoo 1990-10-30, relocated from Brookfield Zoo, in United States.

In Dickerson Park Zoo, Patience lives together with 3 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Hugo born 2011-04-25
  2. ,
  3. Indy (Butch) born 1971
  4. ,
  5. Moola born 1981-08-08
  6. , (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 1998-05-17 -- † 2000-11-29 Kala SSP id: 509


Patience was born wild 1976.

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2013-10-11: The morning of the incident, Patience hesitated in the chute, and elephant manager John Phillip Bradford, 62, was coaxing her forward. Bradford leaned into the chute, reaching for her with a guide. The animal suddenly lunged forward, knocking Bradford down, into the chute. The animal then crushed Bradford against the floor, killing him instantly.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Patience, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Dickerson Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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