Little Diamond an African savanna elephant at North Carolina Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Little Diamond  

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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (170)
Origin
Born:* 1978-03-02 captive-born
Birth place: in Knoxville Zoo

Parents: Louie (Old Diamond) x ♀ Toto
Death
Dead date: 2014-06-17
Death reason: unknown: impacted large intestine from eating sand
Locations
Present / last location:North Carolina Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival

1995-05-04North Carolina Zoo
from Knoxville Zoo

Document updated2008-12-26: Source
2008-12-30: Text, Source
2014-06-24: dead
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Description

† Little Diamond is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at North Carolina Zoo, in United States, of from unknown reasons in 2014-06-17. Official death reason described as impacted large intestine from eating sand. (see detailed list).

Origin


Little Diamond was born captive-born 1978-03-02 in Knoxville Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Little Diamond are: ♂ Louie (Old Diamond) (father) and ♀ Toto (mother).


Siblings through the father Louie (Old Diamond):

  1. 1978-05-16 -- † 1986-03-25 (F) Hillery

Pedigree


Little Diamonds pedigree:
P I II III

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Louie (Old Diamond)

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Toto

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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



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Little Diamond, an African savanna at North Carolina Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2468. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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