Digger an African savanna elephant at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary


 ☨ ♂ Digger  
Digger. Riddle
Digger. Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary 2002. Photo: © Jim Pugh


Identification

SSP nr404

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 19 years old
Origin
Born:* 1983 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1984
Imported:1984?
Death
Dead date: 2002-07-16
Death reason: euthanised: congenital leg deformity
Locations
Present / last location:Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2000-04-26Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Jorge Barreda
Jorge Barreda 1992-05-00
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)
Frank Thompson (Bradenton) 1992-04-01
from Allen Campbell
Allen Campbell 1990-05-10
from Montgomery Zoo
Montgomery Zoo 1990-00-00
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)
Frank Thompson (Bradenton) 1989-10-01
from Allen Campbell
Allen Campbell 1989-03-23
from Mesker Park Zoo
Mesker Park Zoo 1987-05-05
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)

Document updated2009-09-03: New elephant
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† Digger is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States, of euthanised in 2002-07-16. Official death reason described as congenital leg deformity. (see detailed list).

Origin


Digger was born wild 1983, captured 1984 . and imported 1984?



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Digger, an African savanna elephant at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4893. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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