Dzimbo at Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida

† Dzimbo
ID Number:   SSP Number: 30 - 
Species: African Forest elephant
Sex and age:Male 18 years
Dead date: 1976-09-28
Death reason: accident: infection associated - incinerated
Location:Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
ArrivedLion Country Safari, Inc - Florida 1976-06-15
from Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Smithsonian National Zoological Park 1959-10-12
Born:1958 wild Congo
Capture: 1959
Document updated2012-06-16: Text RE
Article and Image at ShowMe Elephants: "National Zoo - Dzimbo," 05/24/2011

According to J. C. Danzansky, Dzimbo probably died of injuries she suffered from being pushed into the dry moat at the National Zoo by Nancy, an African cow. Shortly after the incident he was transferred to Lion Country Safari, where he died three months after the accident.

The baby elephant "Dzimbo," was presented to the President Dwight D. Eisenhower by the Reverend Fulbert Youlou, President of the French Communities of the Congo Republic.

Dzimbo has an own chapter, The story of Dzimbo, in the book Seven True Elephant Stories by Barbara Williams

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