Miss Jenny
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Basel Zoo in Switzerland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Miss Jenny  dead elephant



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 Basel SBB railway station

1919-07-09Basel SBB railway station
from Munich Central Station

Munich Central Station
from Circus Krone

Record history
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2021-09-26: Born in Asia

Latest document update2023-07-10 14:35:04
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† Miss Jenny is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1928-03-05 at Basel Zoo, in Switzerland, . Official death reason described as shot.


Miss Jenny was born .

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1919: Arrived Basel from Circus Krone.

Miss Jenny in Basel Zoo
Miss Jenny in Basel Zoo

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

1923-01-19: Zierikzeesche Nieuwsbode:
Miss Jenny in Basel Zoo

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

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Miss Jenny, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=13439. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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