Toni at Osnabruck Zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Toni at Osnabruck Zoo

† Toni
ID Number:EEP Number: 2904 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 57 years old
Dead date: 1986-11-11
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Osnabruck Zoo
ArrivedOsnabruck Zoo 1961-04-15
from Circus Williams-Althoff
Born:1929 wild
Document updated2012-02-27: confirmed Williams-Althoff elephant

Contradictory records:

Zoo Osnabrück write on their website that Toni came from Circus Althoff: Ein Höhepunkt war die Ankunft unseres ersten Elefanten: Wir übernahmen vom Zirkus Althoff in den 60er Jahren die Elefantenkuh Toni, die wir über den Heger-Tor-Wall und die Iburgerstraße bis in den Zoo führten.“ Reinhard Coppenrath
This is also confirmed in the book Osnabrücker Zoonachlese by Herbert Sprado

Records about Toni from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Toni:

2904 F ~ 1929 WILD WILD WILD ~ 1929 NONE Birth TONI
L RUHE ~ 1935 NONE Transfer
OSNABRUCK 15 Apr 1961 263 Transfer
11 Nov 1986 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Sources, among others

  • Osnabrücker Zoonachlese by Herbert Sprado through Michael Mettler

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