I am having trouble trying to convince people that "Safari" died of Tuberculosis,
,airborne Zoonotic disease (Infectious to humans)'>Tuberculosis
in 1936. As mentioned before, Eddie Allen
was present when he died as well as when he was posted afterward. He said the Vets were amazed that he lived as long as he did since his lungs were almost eaten away.
When the subject of "Safari" came up Eddie Allen
said it was a sad story, evidently he had unknowingly come from the Zoo terminally ill from TB. He seemed to be fine the first season but gradually in 1936 he became more and more listless and toward the end of the season moving back and forth from the train, Eddie had to drive him from horseback to make him keep up with the Herd.
Back in the Rochester, Ind. Winter Quarters, "Safari" died on Thanksgiving Day.