Shöpfi in Dresden 2005. Photo: © Petra Prager, Berlin
Shoepfi with rider Dan Koehl 1999
Photo: © Petra Schmidt, Dresden Zoo
|† Schöpfi||ID Number:||EEP Number: 6004 -|
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀ 52 years old|
|Dead date:||† 2010-02-03,|
|Death reason:||disease: foot problems, osteomyelitis|
|Arrived||Dresden Zoo 1960-10-07|
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) 1960-00-00
from Berlin-Friedrichsfelde Tierpark
Berlin-Friedrichsfelde Tierpark 1960-00-00
from George Munro
|Born:||1958 wild India|
|Capture:||1960, Assam, India||Imported:||1960||Freight:||Shipped together with two other elephants from Calcutta in India to Bremerhafen in Germany|
|Document updated||2010-02-04: death|
Shöpfi was a very kind and gentle elephant that had gone through a lot. She was captured in Assam, India, in 1960, and shipped together with two other elephants (possibly Nika?) from Calcutta in India to Bremerhafen in Germany.
Schöpfi was named after Albin Schöpf (born 1823) director in Dresden Zoo 1861-1881.
During an outbreak of elephant smallpox in DDR in the beginning of the 90´s, she lost all of her herd 1990-1991, as lone survivor.
She was very fond of getting scratched with a rake during the morning work, and volontarily came and asked fo scratching, see the photo to the right.
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