Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Supan  dead elephant
Supan og Bons Ree. Gift from Østasiatisk Kompagni. Photo early 60,s.<br />
From the book <em>Dyr og mennesker i Zoologisk Have</em> by Dr.Holger Poulsen 1965
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


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 19 years old
Born:* 1947 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1966-10-21
Death reason: euthanised: curare
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of arrival

1954-05-24Copenhagen Zoo
from East Asiatic Company

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History of updates2009-09-09: text

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† Supan is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1966-10-21 at Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark, . Official death reason described as curare.


Supan was born wild 1947.

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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, Dan, (2023). Supan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2023 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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