Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Miss Jenny at Basel Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Miss Jenny  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀

People killed:2
Birth place:
Dead: 1928-03-05
Death reason: euthanised: shot
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Basel Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

1919-07-09Basel Zoo
from Circus Krone

Record history
History of updates2013-04-28:�
2017-01-19: mankillerx2

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Miss Jenny is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Basel Zoo, in Switzerland, from euthanised 1928-03-05. Official death reason described as shot.

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Miss Jenny was born .

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1919: Arrived Basel from Circus Krone.

1923: She killed Jean Haetelfinger, after he took care of her for four years.

1923-01-19: Zierikzeesche Nieuwsbode:

1928: Miss Jenny killed 5 years after Mr. Haefelfinger a second keeper. After that incident Miss Jenny was shot.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Miss Jenny, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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