Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Hugo  dead elephant


SSP nr685


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 7 years old
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1971
Dead: 1978-09-30
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, in United States

Date of arrival

1976-02-13Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
from Paramounts Kings Dominion

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History of updates2022-05-07

Latest document update2022-04-14 05:42:01
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† Hugo is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1978-09-30 at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, in United States, .


Hugo was born wild 1971, captured 1971 .

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Former editions of the North American Regional Studbook list this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number (T1390), lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity." The 2010 Edition gives this elephant an official studbook number.

Records about Hugo from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
Hugo in Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
This is Gary Hill delivering "Hugo" to me at the Circus World Park in 1974, I forget his original name but as soon as he touched the ground he became "Hugo Schmitt".

William "Buckles" Woodcock
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Hugo, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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