Albert ( Toomai )
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Los Angeles Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Albert ( Toomai )  dead elephant
Toomai and <a href="http://www.elephant.se/roman_schmitt.php">Roman Schmitt</a> 1983, two weeks before Toomai gored Schmitt. Photo: © Wayne Jackson, Canada
Toomai and Roman Schmitt 1983, two weeks before Toomai gored Schmitt. Photo: © Wayne Jackson, Canada

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Death
Dead: 1984-07-19
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Los Angeles Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1984-00-00Los Angeles Zoo
from Gary Jacobson

1984-00-00Gary Jacobson
from Circus World (Polk City)

1981-05-06Circus World (Polk City)
from San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Record history
History of updates2014-05-11: Death, Previous location RE
2021-11-20: Born in Asia

Latest document update2021-11-20 19:16:03
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Biography

† Albert ( Toomai ) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1984-07-19 at Los Angeles Zoo, in United States, .

Origin


Albert ( Toomai ) was born wild at Asia unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

In 1980 someone in Circus World management had a San Diego Zoo connection and brought in Franz Tisch to take over the elephants. Some time later, to the delight of the Zoo Officials, they unloaded two dangerous elephants on Circus World, "Toomai" and "Chocolate". Realizing their mistake both were gotten rid of. "Toomai" to Jacobson and "Chocolate" to the Lowrey Park Zoo (another mistake).
//Buckles Woodcock

1983: Gored Roman Schmitt as he was walking him from the barn to the paddock. Roman was gored through the leg and he ended up selling him to Gary Jacobson in 1984.
Wayne Jackson, Canada

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Albert ( Toomai ), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Los Angeles Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4226. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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