Boy at Kiev Zoo
Photo: Anna Westbury, Kiev Zoo
|† Boy||ID Number:||EEP Number: 7002 -|
|Sex and age:||Male 40 years|
|Dead date:||† 2010-04-26|
|Death reason:||unknown: poisoned?|
|Arrived||Kiev Zoo 1972-12-07|
from Zoocentrum Moskwa (Objed)
Zoocentrum Moskwa (Objed) 1972-12-01
from Rostock Zoo
Rostock Zoo 1970-01-00
|Body height (m and feet):||3.30 meter, 10.8 feet|
|Offspring, year of birth, year of death:|
Total: 1 babies
|Document updated||2009-12-09: Shoulderheight, date of arrival in Kiev, birth status, transfer to PC from NC.|
2010-04-26: death, poisoned
2010-04-28: not poisoned? Investigation
2012-02-29: corrected height
The EEG stated arrival In Kiev 1972-08-08 is most probably wrong.
2009-12-09: Shoulderheight: 3.45 metres? (not confirmed?).
2009-12-09: Arrival in Kiev 1972-12-07 confirmed. In Kiev listed as captive-born.
2010-04-26: died, according to the Zoo in Kiev, poisoned.
2010-04-27: Some remain skeptical about the poisoning theory.
2010-04-28: Whether Boy, the Kyiv municipal zoos only elephant, died on April 26 from poisoning or simply from poor care, is part of an ongoing investigation.
Is said to have killed 2 keepers and crushed one more.
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