† Schöpfi is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2010-02-03 at Dresden Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as foot problems, osteomyelitis.
Schöpfi was born wild 1958 at Assam unspecified forest, captured 1960 , captured at Assam, India. and imported 1960 by George Munro, Shipped together with two other elephants from Calcutta in India to Bremerhafen in Germany
Schöpfi was named after Albin Schöpf (born 1823) director in Dresden Zoo 1861-1881.
Shöpfi was a very kind and gentle elephant that had gone through a lot. She was captured in Assam, India, in 1960, and shipped together with two other elephants (possibly Nika?) from Calcutta in India to Bremerhafen in Germany.
During an outbreak of elephant smallpox in DDR in the beginning of the 90´s, she lost all of her Herd
1990-1991, as lone survivor.
She was very fond of getting scratched with a rake during the morning work, and voluntarily came and asked for scratching.
Shoepfi with rider Dan Koehl 1999Photo: © Petra Schmidt, Dresden Zoo
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