African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Mugsy  dead elephant


SSP nr224


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 1983 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1984
Imported:1984 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Freight:Air, private Boeing 707
Death reason: disease: infection; respiratory bacterial
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States

Date of arrival

1986-07-31Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

Record history
History of updates2009-08-30: New elephant
2021-09-18: Importer Arthur Jones

Latest document update2021-09-18 07:11:35
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† Mugsy is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States, . Official death reason described as infection; respiratory bacterial.


Mugsy was born wild 1983, captured 1984 . and imported 1984 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones), Air, private Boeing 707

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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, Dan, (2021). Mugsy, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 January 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1983 births | Born in Zimbabwe | 1984 captures | 1984 imports | Elephants from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary | United States | African savanna elephants

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