Supan an Asian elephant at Copenhagen Zoo

Female ♀ Asian  Supan at Copenhagen Zoo

Supan og Bons Ree. Gift from Østasiatisk Kompagni. Photo early 60,s.
From the book Dyr og mennesker i Zoologisk Have by Dr.Holger Poulsen 1965
☨ Supan
ID nr:EEP Number: 4704 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 19 years old
Dead date: 1966-10-21
Death reason: euthanised: curare
Location:Copenhagen Zoo
ArrivalCopenhagen Zoo 1954-05-24
from East Asiatic Company
Born:* 1947 wild Thailand
Document updated2009-09-09: text
East Asiatic Company (Østasiatiske Kompagni) in Denmark, arrived with the ship M/S Selandia.

Lost weight during 1966, due to teeth problems.

1966-10-21: Lay down in the stable, and couldnt rise again.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Supan, an Asian at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanter i Köpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark

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