Baby at Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)

† Baby
ID Number:EEP Number: 953 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age: 5 years old
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 1899-09-25
Death reason: euthanised: she had injured her legs
Location:Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
ArrivedCopenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1896-10-22
from Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu
Born:1894 wild Thailand
Document updated2009-09-12: 
2009-09-22: image; newspaper reg her death
Records about Baby from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Baby:

953 F ~ 1895 WILD WILD THAILAND ~ 1895 NONE Birth BABY
COPENHAGE 22 Oct 1896 10367 Transfer
25 Sep 1899 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

The long journey by boat from Bangkok took its toll on her, furthermore she had injured her legs. She never fully recovered and it was decided to put her down.

Sources, among others

  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen

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