Lauritz an Asian elephant at Copenhagen Zoo

☨ Lauritz
Alternative name:Laurits
ID nr:EEP Number: 1601 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1, unknown age
Dead date: 1916-04-25
Death reason: euthanised: at the Vet clinic, Landbohöjskolan, with chloroform because of general weakness
Location:Copenhagen Zoo
ArrivalCopenhagen Zoo 1916-04-03
Born:* 1916-04-03 captive-born
in Copenhagen Zoo
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 138.00 kgs, 303.60 lbs
Parents: Chang x Ellen
Siblings through the father Chang:
  1. 1907-12-09 -- † 1927-03-00 (M) Kaspar
  2. 1912-04-06 -- † 1921-09-17 (M) Julius
Siblings through the mother Ellen:
  1. 1907-12-09 -- † 1927-03-00 (M) Kaspar
  2. 1912-04-06 -- † 1921-09-17 (M) Julius
Lauritzs pedigree:
P I II III

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Chang

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Ellen

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Document updated2009-09-08: birth weight, death location
2012-06-13: eep records
Named after consul Lauritz Heymann-Block.

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

1601 M 3 Apr 1916 721 952 COPENHAGE 3 Apr 1916 10370 Birth Laurits
25 Apr 1916 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Lauritz, an Asian at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1171. (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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