Prince an Asian elephant at San Diego Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Prince  


SSP nr490


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 24 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1913 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1937-09-19
Death reason: unknown: drowned in the pool?
Present / last location:San Diego Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1936-11-06San Diego Zoo
from Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park 1934-00-00
from Al G. Barnes Circus
Al G. Barnes Circus 1934-00-00
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1929-00-00
from Sells-Floto Circus
Sells-Floto Circus 1927-00-00
from Heritage Brothers Circus
Heritage Brothers Circus 1926-00-00
from Gollmar Brothers Circus
Gollmar Brothers Circus 1924-00-00
from Sells-Floto Circus

Document updated2010-09-26: 
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† Prince is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at San Diego Zoo, in United States, of from unknown reasons in 1937-09-19. Official death reason described as drowned in the pool?. (see detailed list).


Prince was born wild 1913.

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Records about Prince from Bob Cline
Male Asian 1923 - Sells-Floto Circus
1924 to 1925 - Gollmar Bros. Circus
1926 - Heritage Bros. Circus
1927 to 1928 - Sells-Floto Circus
1929 to 1934 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1935 - sent to Al G. Barnes quarters in CA. for movies
1936 - killed Joe Reed in Barnes Quarters.
1936 - San Diego Zoo
Died - 1936 in a shallow swimming hole at the Zoo.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Prince, an Asian elephant at San Diego Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Page 63, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger


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