Julius
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Julius  dead elephant



Identification

EEP nr1203

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 9 years old
Status:foot problems
Origin
Born:* 1912-04-06 captive-born
Birth place: in Copenhagen Zoo

Parents: Chang x ♀ Ellen
Death
Dead: 1921-09-17
Death reason: euthanised: with morphine, autopsy showed sepsis
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of arrival

1912-04-06Copenhagen Zoo
Record history
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Biography

† Julius is a dead foot problems Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1921-09-17 at Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark, . Official death reason described as with morphine, autopsy showed sepsis.

Origin


Julius was born captive-born 1912-04-06 at Copenhagen Zoo.

Parentage


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

Siblings through the father Chang:

  1. 1907-12-09 -- † 1927-03-00 (M) Kaspar
  2. 1916-04-03 -- † 1916-04-25 (M) Lauritz

Siblings through the mother Ellen:

  1. 1907-12-09 - † 1927-03-00 (M) Kaspar
  2. 1916-04-03 - † 1916-04-25 (M) Lauritz

Pedigree


Juliuss ancestral Pedigree:
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Julius

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Chang

Born: 1872

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Ellen

Born: 1894

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Comments / pictures

Named after Julius Schiött, director in Copenhagen Zoo.

Julius in Copenhagen Zoo
Ellen and Julius.

Fell to the floor 1921-09-02 because of problems in the legs. Could not raise again, and therefore euthanized.


Contradictory records:

Some sources state 15 september as death date.

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

1203 M 6 Apr 1912 721 952 COPENHAGE 6 Apr 1912 10369 Birth Julius
17 Sep 1921 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Julius, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1162. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
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