Little Diamond at North Carolina Zoo

† Little Diamond
ID Number:   SSP Number: 170 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Dead date: 2014-06-17
Death reason: unknown: impacted large intestine from eating sand
Location:North Carolina Zoo
ArrivedNorth Carolina Zoo 1995-05-04
from Knoxville Zoo
Knoxville Zoo 1978-03-02
from
Born:1978-03-02 captive-born in
Knoxville Zoo
Parents: Louie (Old Diamond) x Toto
Siblings through the father Louie (Old Diamond):
  1. 1978-05-16 -- † 1986-03-25 (F) Hillery
Little Diamonds pedigree:
P I II III

Little Diamond

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Louie (Old Diamond)

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Toto

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Document updated2008-12-26: Source
2008-12-30: Text, Source
2014-06-24: dead
The first African Elephant bred and born in captivity in the Western Hemisphere.
In May 1995, Diamond and her mother were loaned to the North Carolina Zoo under the African elephant SSP in the hopes that Little D would breed with the zoo's bull, C'Sar.

2014: Little Diamond at the North Carolina Zoo died on 17 June from an impacted large intestine from eating too much sand

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