Jack at Amsterdam Artis Zoo

Male Asian elephant Jack at Amsterdam Artis Zoo

Photo © Gerald Postma, Netherlands
† Jack
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male, unknown years
Dead date: 1849-08-08
Death reason: euthanised: shot by Police after escaping from enclosure
Location:Amsterdam Artis Zoo
ArrivedAmsterdam Artis Zoo 1839-00-00
from Menagerie van Aken
Menagerie van Aken 1838-00-00
Born: wild
Document updated2009-01-06: text
2010-04-20: text, picture
2010-04-21: photo
Jack came from menagerie Cornelis van Aken and was the first elephant of Artis.

Difficault to handle, and destrying his enclosure and escaping on several occasions, he was finally shot during his last escape by a Policeman.

This may be a drawing of Jack.

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