Photo ï¿½ Woodland Park Zoo, Knudson family
|† Tusko (Ned)||ID Number:||SSP Number: T2242 -|
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Male ♂ 43 years old|
|Dead date:||† 1933-06-10|
|Death reason:||disease: massive blood clot in the heart|
|Location:||Woodland Park Zoo|
|Arrived||Woodland Park Zoo 1932-10-08|
from George ”Slim” Lewis
George ”Slim” Lewis 1931-00-00
from Al G. Barnes Circus
Al G. Barnes Circus 1921-00-00
from M.L. Clark Wagon Show
M.L. Clark Wagon Show 1903-00-00
from Great Eastern Shows (W.F. Smith)
Great Eastern Shows (W.F. Smith) 1902-00-00
from Great Syndicate Shows
|Born:||1890 wild Thailand|
|Document updated||2016-01-05: SSP nr|
The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."
"That winter Lee reported he matched Ned for a fight with a Mexican bull in the bull ring at Juarez, Old Mexico, on February 2, 1913. He was to get $2,500, and movies were to be taken, and Clark was to get a print of the films. Five bulls were run out and none would fight Ned. The Mexicans did not like that and the films were confiscated by police. Clark was to be fined $500, but he sneaked across the bridge to El Paso, Texas, during the night with Ned.
Homer C. Walton. Bandwagon, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Mar-Apr), 1965, pp. 4-11.
"Elephant Tusko was acquired to Seattle Woodland Park Zoo October 8. He was living in miserable conditions in a traveling show at Virginia and Westlake, in downtown Seattle. Mayor Dore ordered him confiscated and removed to WPZ. The Park Board approved the acquisition of Tusko provided title was free and clear and hired G.W. "Slim" Lewis as special keeper for Tusko @ $3.25 per day.
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