Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Marseille Zoo in France

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Margot  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationMarseille Natural History Museum, Marseille, France



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 20 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1883? wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1903-10-23
Death location: Marseille Zoo
Death reason: shot: following a fracture of the tibia
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Marseille Zoo, in France

Date of arrival

1886-00-00Marseille Zoo
from Asia unspecified location

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History of updates2022-04-06

Latest document update2022-04-02 08:45:06
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† Margot is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1903-10-23 at Marseille Zoo, in France, . Official death reason described as following a fracture of the tibia.

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Marseille Natural History Museum, in Marseille, France, since 1903-00-00.


Margot was born wild 1883? at Asia unspecified location.

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An Asian elephant is thus purchased on this occasion, for 5,000 F. Named Margot, the young female aged 2 or 3 years lived 17 years in the zoo before being shot following a fracture of the tibia on October 23, 1903.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Margot, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Marseille Zoo in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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