Supan at Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Supan at Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)

Supan og Bons Ree. Gift from Østasiatisk Kompagni. Photo early 60,s.
From the book Dyr og mennesker i Zoologisk Have by Dr.Holger Poulsen 1965
† Supan
ID Number:EEP Number: 4704 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 19 years old
Dead date: 1966-10-21
Death reason: euthanised: curare
Location:Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
ArrivedCopenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1954-05-24
from East Asiatic Company (Østasiatiske Kompagni)
Born:1947 wild Thailand
Document updated2009-09-09: text
2009-09-12: 
East Asiatic Company (Østasiatiske Kompagni) in Denmark, arrived with the ship M/S Selandia.

Lost weight during 1966, due to teeth problems.

1966-10-21: Lay down in the stable, and couldnt rise again.

Sources, among others

  • Elefanter i Kpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark

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