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

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


SSP nr404


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

Date of arrival

2000-04-26Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Jorge Barreda

1992-05-00Jorge Barreda
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)

1992-04-01Frank Thompson (Bradenton)
from Allen Campbell

1990-05-10Allen Campbell
from Montgomery Zoo

1990-00-00Montgomery Zoo
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)

1989-10-01Frank Thompson (Bradenton) 1989-10-01
from Allen Campbell

1989-03-23Allen Campbell
from Mesker Park Zoo

1987-05-05Mesker Park Zoo
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)

from Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)

1986-00-00Hollywild Animal Park (David Meeks)
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

Record history
History of updates2009-09-03: New elephant
2021-09-18: Importer Arthur Jones

Latest document update2021-09-18 07:16:50
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† Digger is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2002-07-16 at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States, . Official death reason described as congenital leg deformity.


Digger was born wild 1983, captured 1984 . and imported 1984? by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Digger, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4893. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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