Ziggy (Herman) at Brookfield Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Ziggy (Herman) at Brookfield Zoo

† Ziggy (Herman)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 453 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 56 years old
Dead date: 1975-10-27
Death reason: accident: fell into dry moat
Location:Brookfield Zoo
ArrivedBrookfield Zoo 1936-07-28
from Singer Midgets (Leopold von Singer)
Singer Midgets (Leopold von Singer) 1928-00-00
from Leipzig Zoo
Leipzig Zoo 1927-00-00
from Singer Midgets (Leopold von Singer)
Singer Midgets (Leopold von Singer) 1922-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1922-00-00
from Florenz Ziegfeld
Florenz Ziegfeld 1922-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Born:1919 wild
Document updated2009-10-31: prev loc leipzig
2010-09-26: death by mat
Records about Ziggy (Herman) from Bob Cline
ZIGGY
Male Asian
Florenz Zeigfeld - named him Ziggy

1936 to 1937 - Singer's Midgets
Brookfield Zoo
Died Oct. 27, 1975



After 1941, Ziggy was uncontrollable, and could not be kept outside, so he stayed inside his stable from 1941-1971, when through donations, the facilities were rebuilt in a way, so he could safely have acces to an outside enclosure.

1975: Fell into the eight-foot dry moat inside the stable, and was severly injured. Lewis write in his book, "I Loved Rogues," Stretching as far as he could, he lashed at a keeper across the moat, lost his balance and pitched in headfirst.

On October 28, 1975, he died.

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