Kaspar an Asian elephant at Jardin d´Acclimatation



 ☨ ♂ Kaspar  
Kaspar at Circus_Bech-Olsen
Kaspar at Circus_Bech-Olsen

Alternative name:Gaspard
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 0701
Body height: 2.70 meter, 8.9 feet
Body weight: 4000.00 kg, 8800.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* 1907-12-09 captive-born
Birth place: in Copenhagen Zoo

Parents: Chang x ♀ Ellen
Death
Dead date: 1927-03-00
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Locations
Present / last location:Jardin d´Acclimatation, in France

Date of Arrival

1922-10-00Jardin d´Acclimatation
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1912-11-17
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1911-10-30
from Circus Bech-Olsen
Circus Bech-Olsen 1911-04-21
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1910-00-00
from Circus Bech-Olsen
Circus Bech-Olsen 1910-00-00
from Copenhagen Zoo

Document updated2009-09-08: Transfer dates Hannover Zoo
2009-09-09: text
2012-06-13: eep records
2020-05-19: Changed picture
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Description

† Kaspar is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Jardin d´Acclimatation, in France, euthanised in 1927-03-00, aggressive(see detailed list).

Origin


Kaspar was born captive-born 1907-12-09 in Copenhagen Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Kaspar are: ♂ Chang (father) and ♀ Ellen (mother).


Siblings through the father Chang:

  1. 1912-04-06 -- † 1921-09-17 (M) Julius
  2. 1916-04-03 -- † 1916-04-25 (M) Lauritz

Siblings through the mother Ellen:

  1. 1912-04-06 - † 1921-09-17 (M) Julius
  2. 1916-04-03 - † 1916-04-25 (M) Lauritz

Pedigree


Kaspars pedigree:
P I II III

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Chang

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Ellen

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Comments / pictures

Named after Mr Kaspar Rostrup.


This photo shows Ellen with Kaspar,the day after he was born.

Departured 1912-11-17 to Hannover Zoo. Hannover paid 5.000 german Marks for Kaspar.

In spring 1927 he became more and more aggressive, due to musth condition, and it was decided to kill him, after he tusked a zookeeper.

Some sources state he was poisoned, other strangulated.

At death he reached 2.70 meters at shoulders, and had a weight of 4000 kgs.

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

0701 M 9 Dec 1907 721 952 COPENHAGE 9 Dec 1907 10368 Birth Kaspar
HANNOVER 14 Nov 1912 VII22 Transfer
PARIS ACC 1 Oct 1922 NONE Transfer
1 Mar 1927 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Kaspar, an Asian at Jardin d´Acclimatation in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1153. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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