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Suffa Culli
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
London Zoo in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Suffa Culli  dead elephant


EEP nr962


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 23 years old
Born:* 1894 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1917-12-02
Death reason: euthanised: poisoned and shot
Locations - owners
Present / last location:London Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1876-05-17London Zoo
Record history
History of updates2011-12-09: text, arrival date

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Suffa Culli is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1917-12-02 at London Zoo, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as poisoned and shot.


Suffa Culli was born wild 1894.

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

962 F ~ 1871 UNK UNK INDIA ~ 1871 NONE Birth SUFFACULLI
PUBLIC ~ Jan 1876 NONE Transfer
LONDON RP 17 May 1876 937 Loan to
24 Jul 1876 937 Ownership
2 Dec 1917 Death
[Death by: Euthanasia (medical) ı Unknown ı Unknown (after necropsy)]

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

John C. Edwards claims she came with three other elephants from India in 1876.

At the end of 1917 she lay down and was unable to rise again, and it was decided to destroy her. An attempt to poison her with hydrocyanic acid failed, and she was shot.

Suffa Culli in London Zoo
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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Suffa Culli, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at London Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1544. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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