Little Cohn (Maly Kohn, Chonor) at Poznan Zoo

† Little Cohn (Maly Kohn, Chonor)
ID Number:EEP Number: 531 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 71 years
Dead date: 1924-08-22
Death reason: disease: gangrene in leg, pneumonia, circulation problems
Location:Poznan Zoo
ArrivedPoznan Zoo 1913-05-00
from Circus Sarrasani
Circus Sarrasani 1906-00-00
from Circus Busch (Paul Busch)
Born:1853 wild
Document updated2009-09-26: name correction, prev location, date of death, death reason
2009-10-23: text, death date
2009-11-11: syn. name, arrival Sarrasani.
Records about Little Cohn (Maly Kohn, Chonor) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Little Cohn (Maly Kohn, Chonor):

531 M ~ 1853 WILD WILD CIRCUS 1 Jan 1860 NONE Transfer LITTLE JOH
POZNAN ~ Jun 1913 NONE Transfer
16 Aug 1924 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Contradictory records:
EEP state he died 1924-08-16 claim he arrived in June 1913, and died 1924-08-16

When Circus Sarassani arrived to Poznan they said they had this very dangerous elephant male, he was throwing things toward keepers etc, he was really aggressive. One night he escaped from his cage and headed toward the warehouse. Circus director started to shoot to him because the elephant was really dangerous. But he didn’t kill him, elephant got 12 bullets and as a result he had artery behind the ear damaged – and he survived. After getting hurt he came back to his cage in the area of Poznan Zoo. Keepers from circus were so scared of him that they left him as a gift for Poznan Zoo.
Olga Dabrowska, Poznan Zoo, Poland

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