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African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at
Philadelphia Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Josephine  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationWashington National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States


Museum accession number NMNH USNM 270993
SSP nr5


Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Characteristics: skull, skeleton, nerve stored in a jar of alcohol
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1943-03-12
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Philadelphia Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1925-04-04Philadelphia Zoo
from Joseph Shirley

Record history
History of updates2011-04-06: Previous location, SSP RE
2021-07-28: Museum details

Latest document update2021-07-28 07:00:31
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† Josephine is a dead Female ♀ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died 1943-03-12 at Philadelphia Zoo, in United States, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Washington National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC, United States, since 1943-03-12.


Josephine was born wild .

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Josephine, African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Philadelphia Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1459. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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