African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Dzimbo at Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida

 ☨ ♂ Dzimbo  


SSP nr30


Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 18 years old
Born:* 1958 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1959
Dead: 1976-09-28
Death reason: accident: infection associated - incinerated
Present / last location:Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1976-06-15Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida
from Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Document updated2012-06-16: Text RE
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† Dzimbo is a dead Male ♂ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida, in United States, from accident 1976-09-28. Official death reason described as infection associated - incinerated. (see detailed list).


Dzimbo was born wild 1958, captured 1959 .

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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

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Dzimbo, African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Lion Country Safari, Inc - Florida in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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