August an Asian elephant at Munich Zoo


 ☨ ♂ August  

Identification

EEP nr3602

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 17 years old
Origin
Born:* 1936-08-08 captive-born
Birth place: in Leipzig Zoo

Parents: Jacky x ♀ Nelly II (Baby)
Death
Dead date: 1953-07-31
Death reason: euthanised: shot by director Heinz Heck
Offspring
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1951-07-28
(dead † 1951-07-28)
stillborn (twin) EEP id: 5103

2. Born 1951-08-10
(dead † 1951-08-10)
stillborn (twin) EEP id: 5107
Locations
Present / last location:Munich Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1946-09-18Munich Zoo
from Nuremberg Zoo
Nuremberg Zoo 1939-05-09
from Firma Ruhe
Firma Ruhe 1939-04-00
from Leipzig Zoo

Document updated2009-09-12: 
2010-04-16: 
2012-06-16: 
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Description

† August is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Munich Zoo, in Germany, of euthanised in 1953-07-31. Official death reason described as shot by director Heinz Heck. (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 1951-07-28 -- † 1951-07-28 stillborn (twin) EEP id: 5103
  2. (F) 1951-08-10 -- † 1951-08-10 stillborn (twin) EEP id: 5107

Origin


August was born captive-born 1936-08-08 at Leipzig Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of August are: ♂ Jacky (father) and ♀ Nelly II (Baby) (mother).


Siblings through the father Jacky:

  1. 1932-01-29 -- † 1986-00-00 (F) Minyak (Minjak)
  2. 1934-05-01 -- † 1965-09-13 (F) Maja

Pedigree


Augusts pedigree:
P I II III

August

Sire:
Jacky

Sire:
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Nelly II (Baby)

Sire:
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Dame:
Dame:
Benga
Sire:
Dame:


Comments / pictures

1953-07-28: Attacked the elephant keeper Eduard Soukop.
1953-07-31: shot by director Heinz Heck.

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

3602 M 8 Aug 1936 JACKY NELLY2 LEIPZIG 8 Aug 1936 NONE Birth August
L RUHE ~ 1939 NONE Transfer
NURNBERG 21 Apr 1939 M00517 Transfer
MUNICH 18 Sep 1946 NONE Transfer
31 Jul 1953 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). August, an Asian elephant at Munich Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1285. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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