Yvonne at Belle Vue Zoological Gardens

† Yvonne
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date:
Death reason: euthanised: 1962
Location:Belle Vue Zoological Gardens
ArrivedBelle Vue Zoological Gardens 1939-00-00
Born: Myanmar
Document updated2013-06-13: 
1939: purchased for £200 in 1939, but described as poor specimen many faults on arrival and should not have been put on exhibition.

1962: Nevertheless, she remained until 1962, when she was humanely put down.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2268310/No-wonder-tell-feed-animals-Zoos-historic-ledger-books-reveal-food-killed-attractions.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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