Alice (Al, Luna) at Bronx Zoo

† Alice (Al, Luna)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 391 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Dead date: 1943-08-27,
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Bronx Zoo
ArrivedBronx Zoo 1908-09-03 from Luna Park
Luna Park 1904-00-00
from Thompson & Dundee
Thompson & Dundee 1904-00-00
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Born:1893 wild
Document updated2009-12-13: Previous locations, Birth, Death, SSP, Text
2010-03-14: Previous locations
2012-01-16: book
2018-05-16: prev location Thompson & Dundee, Firma Carl Hagenbeck
The North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant names her as Al.


1904: Twenty elephants had been sold to Thompson and Dundee and there were also two bachelor elephants which were going to the largest menagerie in the world, that of Luna Park on Coney Island
Animals are my life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck


Alice came to Bronx from Luna Park in Coney Island from where her keeper, Dick Richards, also came. She was, from all the literature, the most "human" connected elephant that the zoo ever had.

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