Chang II
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Zurich Zoo in Switzerland

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Chang II  dead elephant


EEP nr3604


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂

People killed:1
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1947-12-25
Death reason: euthanised: shot
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

1936-07-17Zurich Zoo
Record history
History of updates2012-06-16:�
2017-01-16: changed death date, mankiller

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Chang II is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1947-12-25 at Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland, . Official death reason described as shot.


Chang II was born wild .

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

3604 M ???? WILD WILD WILD ???? NONE Birth CHANG II
ZURICH 17 Jul 1936 360001 Transfer
26 Dec 1947 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Chang II was shot the day after he killed his keeper,(Mankiller).
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Chang II, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Kurt Balmer, Switzerland

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