Kaspar (Gaspard) at Jardin dŽAcclimatation

Male Asian elephant Kaspar (Gaspard) at Jardin dŽAcclimatation

This photo shows Ellen with Kaspar,the day after he was born.
† Kaspar (Gaspard)
ID Number:EEP Number: 0701 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 20 years
Dead date: 1927-03-00
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Location:Jardin dŽAcclimatation
ArrivedJardin dŽAcclimatation 1922-10-00
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1912-11-17
from Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1911-10-30
from Circus Bech-Olsen
Circus Bech-Olsen 1911-04-21
from Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1910-00-00
from Circus Bech-Olsen
Circus Bech-Olsen 1910-00-00
from Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
Born:1907-12-09 captive-born in
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
Body height (m and feet): 2.70 meter, 8.9 feet
Body weight (kgs and pounds): 4000.00 kg, 8800.00 lbs
Parents: Chang x Ellen
Siblings through the father Chang:
  1. 1912-04-06 -- † 1921-09-17 (M) Julius
  2. 1916-04-03 -- † 1916-04-25 (M) Lauritz (Laurits)
Siblings through the mother Ellen:
  1. 1912-04-06 -- † 1921-09-17 (M) Julius
  2. 1916-04-03 -- † 1916-04-25 (M) Lauritz (Laurits)
Kaspar (Gaspard)s pedigree:
P I II III

Kaspar (Gaspard)

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Chang

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Ellen

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Document updated2009-09-08: Transfer dates Hannover Zoo
2009-09-09: text
2012-06-13: eep records
Named after Mr Kaspar Rostrup.

Departured 1912-11-17 to Hannover Zoo. Hannover paid 5.000 german Marks for Kaspar.

In spring 1927 he becaome more and more aggressive, due to musth condition, and it was decided to kill him, after he tusked a zookeeper.

Some sources state he was poisoned, other strangulated.

At death he reached 2.70 meters at shoulders, and had a weight of 4000 kgs.

Records about Kaspar (Gaspard) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Kaspar (Gaspard):

0701 M 9 Dec 1907 721 952 COPENHAGE 9 Dec 1907 10368 Birth Kaspar
HANNOVER 14 Nov 1912 VII22 Transfer
PARIS ACC 1 Oct 1922 NONE Transfer
1 Mar 1927 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

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