Khartoum at Bronx Zoo

Male ♂ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Khartoum at Bronx Zoo

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
Location:Bronx Zoo
ArrivedBronx Zoo 1907-06-25
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Born:1903 wild Sudan
Document updated2010-11-12: 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".
Richard Chiger

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