Hugo an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

☨ Hugo
ID nr:   SSP Number: 46 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 43 years old
Dead date: 2003-01-20
Death reason: accident: digestive
Location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
ArrivalPortland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 1983-11-19
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) 1984-09-14
from Circus World
Circus World 1974-07-21
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 1973-06-29
from Texas Zoo, Victoria
Born:* 1960 wild
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 4 babies

  1. (M) 1987-05-24 Prince (Chang Dee), SSP nr: 72
  2. (M) 1991-10-06 -- † 1991-10-07 none, SSP nr: 328
  3. (F) 1994-08-31 -- † 1994-08-31 noname (Twin), SSP nr: 362
  4. (F) 1994-08-31 Rose-Tu (twin), SSP nr: 361
Document updated2010-01-04: Text RE
2010-11-14: same as 3383?
2011-04-01: Text, not duplicate RE
2012-02-28: bu
"The Park (Circus World) opened Feb. 21 and two days later I took delivery on "Bonnie" an African and then on July 21, an Asian male "Hugo" from the Jacksonville Zoo."
Williams Buckles Woodcock

In December 2002, Hugo ate fiberglass insulation from an air duct in the elephant barn. He died the next month.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Hugo, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=453. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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