Wastl
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Berlin Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Wastl  dead elephant

Identification

EEP nr3202

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 11 years old

People killed:1
Origin
Born:* 1932-05-08 captive-born
Birth place: in Munich Zoo
Birth weight 50.00 kgs, 110.00 lbs

Parents: Boy x ♀ Cora
Death
Dead: 1943-11-22
Death reason: killed: shot, after he escaped from the elephant house, after it was bombed
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Berlin Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1939-03-21Berlin Zoo
from Munich Zoo

Record history
History of updates2012-06-16: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Wastl is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1943-11-22 at Berlin Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as shot, after he escaped from the elephant house, after it was bombed.

Origin


Wastl was born captive-born 1932-05-08 at Munich Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Wastl are: ♂ Boy (father) and ♀ Cora (mother).

Siblings through the father Boy:

  1. 1934-12-31 -- † 1968-12-09 (F) Stasi
  2. 1935-06-18 -- † 1946-04-25 (M) Seppl
  3. 1935-06-24 -- † 1935-06-24 (F) stillborn
  4. 1935-06-27 -- † 1935-06-27 (F) stillborn

Siblings through the mother Cora:

  1. 1935-06-18 - † 1946-04-25 (M) Seppl

Pedigree


Wastls ancestral Pedigree:
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Boy

Born: 1910

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Comments / pictures

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

3202 M 8 May 1932 1003 CORA MUNICH 8 May 1932 NONE Birth Wastl
BERLINZOO 1 Jan 1939 NONE Transfer
22 Nov 1943 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online


A very early birth, only 50 kgs heavy, and the mother had no milk by the birth. During the first two weeks handreared by elephant keeper Hans Werner, later succesfully introduced to the mother.

Mankiller: killed the elephant keeper Hans Werner 1938-07-17 by six year of age.


Contradictory records:

1. EEG state arrival in Berlin 21.3, while other sources state arrival 31.3
2. Some sources state that he was shot during the bombings. (EEG)
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Wastl, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Berlin Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 November 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1443. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Berlin by Bernhard Blaszkiewitz, Berlin Zoo
  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
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