Supan
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

Identification

EEP nr4704

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 19 years old
Origin
Born:* 1947 wild
Birth place:
Death
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

Record history
History of updates2009-09-09: text
2009-09-12: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† 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.

Origin


Supan was born wild 1947.


Comments / pictures

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

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Supan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1177. (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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