Louie (Old Diamond) at Knoxville Zoo

† Louie (Old Diamond)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 11 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Male 34 years
Dead date: 1980-09-10
Death reason: disease: infection associated, generalized toxicity; buried
Location:Knoxville Zoo
ArrivedKnoxville Zoo 1962-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1955-07-00
from Cecil R. Montgomery
Cecil R. Montgomery 1955-00-00
from Fred Zeehandelaar Inc
Born:1946 wild
Capture: 1947
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 1978-03-02 -- † 2014-06-17 Little Diamond, SSP nr: 170
  2. (F) 1978-05-16 -- † 1986-03-25 Hillery, SSP nr: 171
Document updated2008-12-25: SSP, Birth, Death
2009-11-24: text
Fred Zeehandelaar imported a bush elephant from Tanganyika (or Kenya), but he was only a punk. We knew him later as Diamond, and he was delivered to RBBB during its 1955 date in Detroit.
Richard Reynolds

The African elephant "Diamond", was trained by Hugo Schmitt 1957 in Sarasota and well remembered from his latter days in the Knoxville Zoo.
William Buckles Woodcock



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