Big Boy
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Knoxville Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Big Boy  dead elephant


SSP nr93


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 18 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1971
Dead: 1988-02-15
Death reason: euthanised: musculoskeletal mechanical abnormality
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Knoxville Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1972-11-10Knoxville Zoo
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)

Record history
History of updates0000-00-00

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† Big Boy is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1988-02-15 at Knoxville Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as musculoskeletal mechanical abnormality.


Big Boy was born wild 1970, captured 1971 .

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Big Boy, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Knoxville Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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