Suffa Culli at London Zoo

† Suffa Culli
ID Number:EEP Number: 962 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 23 years
Dead date: 1917-12-02
Death reason: euthanised: poisoned and shot
Location:London Zoo
ArrivedLondon Zoo 1876-05-17
Born:1894 wild India
Document updated2011-12-09: text, arrival date
Records about Suffa Culli from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Suffa Culli:

962 F ~ 1871 UNK UNK INDIA ~ 1871 NONE Birth SUFFACULLI
PUBLIC ~ Jan 1876 NONE Transfer
LONDON RP 17 May 1876 937 Loan to
24 Jul 1876 937 Ownership
2 Dec 1917 Death
[Death by: Euthanasia (medical) ı Unknown ı Unknown (after necropsy)]

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online


John C. Edwards claims she came with three other elephants from India in 1876.

At the end of 1917 she lay down and was unable to rise again, and it was decided to destroy her. An attempt to poison her with hydrocyanic acid failed, and she was shot.


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