Big Boy an African savanna elephant at Knoxville Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Big Boy  

Identification

SSP nr93

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 18 years old
Origin
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1971
Death
Dead date: 1988-02-15
Death reason: euthanised: musculoskeletal mechanical abnormality
Locations
Present / last location:Knoxville Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1972-11-10Knoxville Zoo
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)

Document updated2008-12-26: New elephant
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Description

† Big Boy is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Knoxville Zoo, in United States, of euthanised in 1988-02-15. Official death reason described as musculoskeletal mechanical abnormality. (see detailed list).

Origin


Big Boy was born wild 1970, captured 1971 .



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Big Boy, an African savanna elephant at Knoxville Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4473. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA

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