Khartoum in Bronx Zoo in 1922.
|† Khartoum||ID Number:||SSP Number: 304 -|
|Species:||African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)|
|Sex and age:||Male ♂ 28 years old|
|Body height:||2.87 meter, 9.4 feet|
|Body weight:||2727.27 kg, 6000.00 lbs|
|Dead date:||† 1931-10-23|
|Death reason:||disease: heart failure|
|Arrived||Bronx Zoo 1907-06-25|
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
|Born:||1903 wild Sudan|
|Document updated||2010-11-12: height and weight|
2011-04-26: Birth, SSP RE
I think the tallest elephant I have ever seen alive is the big African now in the New York Zoological Park. He is 9 feet, 3 ¼ inches tall, and is estimated to weigh 6ooo pounds. He is vicious and cannot be handled. He has worn off his tusks back beyond the lips by fighting the bars of his enclosure. One needs only to look at the rounded forehead and much smaller brain case of the African elephant to expect less intelligence from him than from his Asiatic cousin.
W. Henry Sheak, The Elephant in Captivity, Natural History, September-October 1922
Khartoum grew to rival the height of Jumbo. His standing measurement when alive was 10' '81/2" and when he was measured after he died he measured 10' 10".
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