Zebi at Bristol Zoo

† Zebi
ID Number:EEP Number: 004 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1910-02-02
Death reason: euthanised: Cardiovascular
Location:Bristol Zoo
ArrivedBristol Zoo 1868-01-02
from Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar
Born: wild India
Document updated2009-11-30: corrected country of origin from Sri Lanka to India
2009-12-01: previous location
The Maharajah of Mysore sent over Zebi – the largest Asian elephant in captivity, who has since made it into the Guinness Book of Animal Records.
Bristol Zoo

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

0004 F ???? WILD WILD INDIA ???? NONE Birth Zebi
PRIVATE ~ 1867 NONE Transfer
BRISTOL 2 Jan 1868 1985 Transfer
2 Feb 1910 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Sources, among others

  • Rob Belterman, Netherlands
  • http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/about/news/News1998

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