Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Osnabruck Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Toni  dead elephant


EEP nr2904


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 57 years old
Born:* 1929 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1986-11-11
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Osnabruck Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1961-04-15Osnabruck Zoo
from Circus Williams-Althoff

Record history
History of updates2012-02-27: confirmed Williams-Althoff elephant

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† Toni is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1986-11-11 at Osnabruck Zoo, in Germany, .


Toni was born wild 1929.

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Contradictory records:

Zoo Osnabrück write on their website that Toni came from Circus Althoff: Ein Höhepunkt war die Ankunft unseres ersten Elefanten: Wir übernahmen vom Zirkus Althoff in den 60er Jahren die Elefantenkuh Toni, die wir über den Heger-Tor-Wall und die Iburgerstraße bis in den Zoo führten.“ Reinhard Coppenrath
This is also confirmed in the book Osnabrücker Zoonachlese by Herbert Sprado

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

2904 F ~ 1929 WILD WILD WILD ~ 1929 NONE Birth TONI
L RUHE ~ 1935 NONE Transfer
OSNABRUCK 15 Apr 1961 263 Transfer
11 Nov 1986 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Toni, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Osnabruck Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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