Chang II an Asian elephant at Zurich Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Chang II  


EEP nr3604


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

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

Date of Arrival
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1936-07-17Zurich Zoo

Document updated2012-06-16:�
2017-01-16: changed death date, mankiller
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† Chang II is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland, of euthanised in 1947-12-25. Official death reason described as shot. (see detailed list).


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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Chang II, an Asian elephant at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Kurt Balmer, Switzerland


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