Albert ( Toomai ) an Asian elephant at Los Angeles Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Albert ( Toomai )  
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:
Death
Dead date: 1984-07-19
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations
Present / last location:Los Angeles Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1984-00-00Los Angeles Zoo
from Gary Jacobson
Gary Jacobson 1984-00-00
from Circus World
Circus World 1981-05-06
from San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Document updated2014-05-11: Death, Previous location RE
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Description

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

Origin


Albert ( Toomai ) was born wild .


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



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Albert ( Toomai ), an Asian elephant at Los Angeles Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4226. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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