Princess Alice at Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo)

† Princess Alice
ID Number:   SSP Number: 8 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 69 years
Dead date: 1953-03-30
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo)
ArrivedHogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo) 1916-08-25
from Sells-Floto Circus
Sells-Floto Circus 1906-00-00
from Otto Floto Dog and Pony Show
Otto Floto Dog and Pony Show 1905-00-00
from Luna Park
Born:1884 wild
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1912-04-25 Baby Hutch, SSP nr: 9
  2. (M) 1914-03-28 Baby Tambon, SSP nr: 10
  3. (F) 1916-04-15 Little Miracle, SSP nr: 11
  4. (M) 1918-04-29 Prince Utah, SSP nr: 14
Document updated2010-09-20: alt name, Text
2010-09-29: previous location
2012-04-17: corr dates
Named for President Roosevelt's daughter Alice, area school children collected coins and raised $3,250 for the pachyderm's purchase price and travel expenses to Utah.

1931: the elephant kept breaking loose and running down 700 East. Often, she would also run through Salt Lake City.

Records about Princess Alice from Bob Cline
ALICE (#2) 1884- Born in the wild Stud # 8
Female Asian 1904 came from Thompson & Dundee of Luna Park,NY to
Otto-Floto Circus
1905 - Otto Floto Dog & Pony Show
1906 to 1916 - Sells Floto Circus
Bred to SNYDER Stud # 7
HUTCH (M) born April 25,1912 Stud # 9
Dies June 6,1912 in train fire
Bred to SNYDER
TAMBON (M) born March 28,1914 Stud # 10
Dies April 24,1914. Mother wouldn't nurse
Bred to SNYDER
Little Miracle born April 15, 1916 Stud # 11
Died Sept. 9, 1916
Bred to SNYDER
Prince Utah (M) April 29, 1918 STUD # 14
born at Salt Lake City Zoo
lived ten months
1917 to 1953 - Salt Lake City Zoo
Died March 30, 1953


Sources, among others

  • http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700066922/Hogle-Zoo-history-full-of-cute-cuddly-cantankerous-critters.html
  • Page 125 Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Asian Elephant Studbook 2003-2005, AZA North America (PDF) by Mike Keele and Karen Lewis

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