Mugsy an African savanna elephant at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

☨ Mugsy
ID nr:   SSP Number: 224 - 
Species: African savanna elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Dead date:
Death reason: disease: infection; respiratory bacterial
Location:Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
ArrivalRiddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary 1986-07-31
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Born:* 1983 wild Zimbabwe
Capture: 1984 ,
Freight:Air, private Boeing 707
Document updated2009-08-30: New elephant
In March 1986, Scott and Heidi Riddle purchased 1.4 African elephants from Arthur Jones - Solomon, Felix, Msichana, Mokala and Mugsy. Msichana and Mokala were given to the Lee Richardson Zoo five months later after the death of Twinkles at the Kansas institution. Felix was transferred to another location the following year until her return in 1996 and sold again (pregnant) in 2007 to the Maryland Zoo with Tuffy. Mugsy and Solomon remained at the Arkansas farm until their deaths in 1996 and 2008, respectively.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Mugsy, an African savanna at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA

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