Mills B at Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida

† Mills B
ID Number:   SSP Number: 626 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown years old
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
ArrivedLion Country Safari, Inc - Florida 1968-06-24
from Atlanta Zoo
Atlanta Zoo 1967-06-00
from
Born:1965 wild
Capture: 1965,
Document updated2010-07-16: 
2010-10-06: Lost to follow up; assumed dead
2012-06-09: Merged elephants RE
The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant as Lost-to-Follow up, or a "documented animal whose current location is unknown." Elephant.se will assume this elephant is dead until more information is provided or discovered.

He was named after Mills B. Lane, Atlanta renowned bank president.

He too stayed in the children's zoo barn. John Dilbeck once tried to lead him up to the elephant house to introduce him to the four old cows "Alice", "Lula Belle", "Penny", and "Coca II". They had hardly gotten in sight of the yard when the cows saw him and he saw them. All commenced to trumpet and get excited. "Mills B" turned tail and started running dragging Dilbeck behind. Director Roth concluded they couldn't manage the youngster as he was really precocious. Roth worked out a trade with a dealer - "Mills B" in return for a clouded leopard. So, in June 1968 "Mills B" was sent to Lion Country Safari near West Palm Beach, Florida.
Richard Reynolds, 2010

"There have been 12 females here and one male, Mills B., a young male Asian elephant, who was at the Zoo for one year in 1967." //ZooAtlanta.org

Sources, among others

  • Richard Reynolds
  • http://www.zooatlanta.org/home/keeper_blog

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