Ziggy (Herman) an Asian elephant at Brookfield Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Ziggy (Herman)  




Identification

SSP nr453

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 56 years old
Origin
Born:* 1919 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 1975-10-27
Death reason: accident: fell into dry moat
Locations
Present / last location:Brookfield Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1936-07-28Brookfield Zoo
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

Document updated2009-10-31: prev loc leipzig
2010-09-26: death by mat
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Description

† Ziggy (Herman) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Brookfield Zoo, in United States, of accident in 1975-10-27. Official death reason described as fell into dry moat. (see detailed list).

Origin


Ziggy (Herman) was born wild 1919.


Comments / pictures

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.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Ziggy (Herman), an Asian elephant at Brookfield Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3230. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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