Gunda at Bronx Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Gunda at Bronx Zoo

Gunda (left) probably in 1905 or 1906
† Gunda
ID Number:   SSP Number: 399 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 18 years old
Dead date: 1915-06-21
Death reason: euthanised: shot, aggressive
Location:Bronx Zoo
ArrivedBronx Zoo 1904-07-02
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Firma Carl Hagenbeck 1903-00-00
from Sonepur Mela Haathi Bazaar (Harihar Kshetra Mela)
Born:1897 wild India
Document updated2011-05-03: Source RE
2012-01-16: book
Origin: Assam. Gunda came from hagenbeck with his mahout Kodah Bux. Mr Bux was sent back after a week.

"In 1913 he nearly killed keeper Walter Thurman. From that point on, the zoo kept him chained inside the elephant house."
Chang Reynolds

Gunda was shot by the game hunter Carl Akeley.

Sources, among others

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Richard Chiger
  • Chang Reynolds

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