Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Ellen  dead elephant
Photo from the book Zoologisk Have gennem 50 år, by Dir. Julius Schiøtt, København 1909.
Photo from the book Zoologisk Have gennem 50 år, by Dir. Julius Schiøtt, København 1909.


EEP nr952


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 35 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1894 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1896 by Unknown
Dead: 1929-10-09
Death reason: euthanised: shot with rifle, post mortum showed Rickets
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1907-12-09
(dead † 1927-03-00)
Kaspar EEP id: 0701

2. Born 1912-04-06
(dead † 1921-09-17)
Julius EEP id: 1203

3. Born 1916-04-03
(dead † 1916-04-25)
Lauritz EEP id: 1601
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of arrival

1896-10-22Copenhagen Zoo
from Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu

Record history
History of updates2009-09-12:
2021-09-15: Unknown importer

Latest document update2021-09-15 17:36:30
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† Ellen is a dead foot problems Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1929-10-09 at Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark, . Official death reason described as shot with rifle, post mortum showed Rickets.


  1. (M) 1907-12-09 -- † 1927-03-00 Kaspar EEP id: 0701
  2. (M) 1912-04-06 -- † 1921-09-17 Julius EEP id: 1203
  3. (M) 1916-04-03 -- † 1916-04-25 Lauritz EEP id: 1601


Ellen was born wild 1894. and imported 1896 by Unknown, ship

Comments / pictures

Ellen in Copenhagen Zoo

The photo is taken the day before Ellen was euthanised. The post mortum showed that she suffered from rickets. Photo from the book Inden for burene by Hans Hvass, Copenhagen 1942.

Records about Ellen from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Ellen:

952 F ~ 1895 WILD WILD THAILAND ~ 1895 NONE Birth ELLEN
COPENHAGE 22 Oct 1896 10366 Transfer
9 Oct 1929 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Ellen, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1149. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen

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