African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Gary Jacobson in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Samson  dead elephant
Samson and Scott Riddle
Samson and Scott Riddle


SSP nr336


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 19 years old
Born:* 1967 wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Capture: 1966
Dead: 1986-04-01
Death reason: anesthesia: during transit
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Gary Jacobson, in United States

Date of arrival

1986-03-31Gary Jacobson
from Los Angeles Zoo

1981-09-03Los Angeles Zoo
from Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)

1971-00-00Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

1970-09-28International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
from Henry Vilas Zoo

Record history
History of updates2008-12-18

Latest document update2024-04-01 15:27:27
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† Samson is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1986-04-01 at Gary Jacobson, in United States, . Official death reason described as during transit.

Affiliated people

1: Gary Jacobson (owner from 1986 to 1986)


Samson was born wild 1967 at Africa unspecified location, captured 1966 .

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Samson, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Gary Jacobson in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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