† Little Diamond is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2014-06-17 at North Carolina Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as impacted large intestine from eating sand.
Little Diamond was born captive-born 1978-03-02 at Knoxville Zoo.
Sire (f):Louie (Old Diamond)Born: 1946
Dame m:TotoBorn: 1962
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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