Kolding elephant
Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) at
Harte, Kolding in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ⚪ Kolding elephant  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationDenmark Natural History Museum, København, Denmark



Species:Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus)
Sex and age:, unknown age
Characteristics: Lower jaw with molars
Born:* ca 130.000 years ago (Eem) wild
Birth place: in Europe unspecified location
Dead: ca 130.000 years ago (Eem)
Death location: Harte, Kolding
Death reason: :
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Present / last location:Harte, Kolding, in Denmark

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Harte, Kolding
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2021-09-26: Born in Europe
(most likely)

Latest document update2021-09-26 18:06:59
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† Kolding elephant is a dead fossil Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus), , who died at Harte, Kolding, in Denmark, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Denmark Natural History Museum, in København, Denmark, since 1972-00-00.


Kolding elephant was born wild at Europe unspecified location.

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The lower jaw was found during excavations for the building of a highway, in 1972 in Harte, Kolding. In 1973 the other part of the jaw was found at Højrup, 20 km away from the first location, to where it was probably moved with sand masses.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kolding elephant, Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) located at Denmark Natural History Museum in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10808. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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