Ellen an Asian elephant at Copenhagen Zoo

Female ♀ Asian  Ellen at Copenhagen Zoo

Photo from the book Zoologisk Have gennem 50 år, by Dir. Julius Schiøtt, København 1909.
☨ Ellen
ID nr:EEP Number: 952 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 35 years old
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 1929-10-09
Death reason: euthanised: shot with rifle, post mortum showed Rickets
Location:Copenhagen Zoo
ArrivalCopenhagen Zoo 1896-10-22
from Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu
Born:* 1894 wild Thailand
Imported:1896
Freight:ship
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1907-12-09 -- † 1927-03-00 Kaspar, EEP nr: 0701
  2. (M) 1912-04-06 -- † 1921-09-17 Julius, EEP nr: 1203
  3. (M) 1916-04-03 -- † 1916-04-25 Lauritz, EEP nr: 1601
Document updated2009-09-12:


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, D., (2020). Ellen, an Asian at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2020 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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