Nelly at Zoocentrum Moskwa (Objed)

† Nelly
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1956?
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive, shot in trainwagon in Moscow
Location:Zoocentrum Moskwa (Objed)
ArrivedZoocentrum Moskwa (Objed) 1956-00-00
from Josef Holzmüller
Josef Holzmüller
from Karlsruhe Zoo
Karlsruhe Zoo
from Josef Holzmüller
Josef Holzmüller 1935-00-00
from Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe)
Born: wild
Document updated2010-04-08: previous locations, death
During some winters, Nelly and Moni were winterstabled at Karlsruhe Zoo.

In season 1956 nelly became aggressive, had to be chained during the show in the ring, and was sold. according to Gerhard Zapf to Moscow Zoo. Its more likely, however, that she was purchased by Zoocentrum Moscow.

Due to agressivness, she could not be unloaded in Moscow, and was shot in the trainwagon (1956).

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