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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Jardin d´Acclimatation in France

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Kaspar  dead elephant
Kaspar at Circus_Bech-Olsen
Kaspar at Circus_Bech-Olsen
Alternative name: Gaspard


EEP nr0701


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

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

Date of arrival

1922-10-00Jardin d´Acclimatation
from Hannover Zoo

1912-11-17Hannover Zoo
from Copenhagen Zoo

1911-10-30Copenhagen Zoo
from Circus Bech-Olsen

1911-04-21Circus Bech-Olsen
from Copenhagen Zoo

1910-00-00Copenhagen Zoo
from Circus Bech-Olsen

1910-00-00Circus Bech-Olsen 1910-00-00
from Copenhagen Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-09-08: Transfer dates Hannover Zoo
2009-09-09: text
2012-06-13: eep records
2020-05-19: Changed picture

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Kaspar is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1927-03-00 at Jardin d´Acclimatation, in France, . Official death reason described as aggressive.


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


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


Kaspars ancestral Pedigree:


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Born: 1872

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Dame m:

Born: 1894

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Comments / pictures

Named after Mr Kaspar Rostrup.

Kaspar in Jardin d´Acclimatation
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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kaspar, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Jardin d´Acclimatation in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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