Prince at San Diego Zoo

† Prince
ID Number:   SSP Number: 490 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 24 years old
Dead date: 1937-09-19
Death reason: unknown: drowned in the pool?
People killed:1
Location:San Diego Zoo
ArrivedSan Diego Zoo 1936-11-06 from Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park 1934-00-00
from Al G. Barnes Circus
Al G. Barnes Circus 1934-00-00
from Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1929-00-00
from Sells-Floto Circus
Sells-Floto Circus 1927-00-00
from Heritage Brothers Circus
Heritage Brothers Circus 1926-00-00
from Gollmar Brothers Circus
Gollmar Brothers Circus 1924-00-00
from Sells-Floto Circus
Born:1913 wild
Document updated2010-09-26: 
Records about Prince from Bob Cline
Male Asian 1923 - Sells-Floto Circus
1924 to 1925 - Gollmar Bros. Circus
1926 - Heritage Bros. Circus
1927 to 1928 - Sells-Floto Circus
1929 to 1934 - Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
1935 - sent to Al G. Barnes quarters in CA. for movies
1936 - killed Joe Reed in Barnes Quarters.
1936 - San Diego Zoo
Died - 1936 in a shallow swimming hole at the Zoo.

Sources, among others

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Page 63, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, Dokumentation 2 Nordamerika, 1997, by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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