Toni an Asian elephant at Osnabruck Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Toni  


EEP nr2904


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

Date of Arrival
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1961-04-15Osnabruck Zoo
from Circus Williams-Althoff

Document updated2012-02-27: confirmed Williams-Althoff elephant
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† Toni is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Osnabruck Zoo, in Germany, of euthanised in 1986-11-11. (see detailed list).


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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Toni, an Asian elephant at Osnabruck Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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