Little Diamond
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
North Carolina Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Little Diamond  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr170

Description

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

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

Date of arrival

1995-05-04North Carolina Zoo
from Knoxville Zoo

Record history
History of updates2008-12-26: Source
2008-12-30: Text, Source
2014-06-24: dead

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† 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.

Origin


Little Diamond was born captive-born 1978-03-02 at 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 ancestral Pedigree:
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Louie (Old Diamond)

Born: 1946

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Born: 1962

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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 list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Little Diamond, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at North Carolina Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2468. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2014 deaths | 1978 births | With Pedigree | Elephants from North Carolina Zoo | United States | African savanna elephants


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