Nobby an Asian elephant at Chester Zoo

This record may be a duplicate record with Nobi at Kolmarden Zoo
 ☨ ♂ Nobby  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Born:* 1960 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1975
Death reason: euthanised: shot
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1974-10-26
(dead † 1974-10-26)

2. Born 1977-05-08
(dead † 2003-08-13)
Jubilee EEP id: 7702
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival
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1965-09-00Chester Zoo

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This record may be a duplicate record with Nobi at Kolmarden Zoo

† Nobby is a dead musth Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom, of euthanised in 1975. Official death reason described as shot. (see detailed list).


Total: 2 babies

  1. (M) 1974-10-26 -- † 1974-10-26 miscarriage
  2. (M) 1977-05-08 -- † 2003-08-13 Jubilee EEP id: 7702


Nobby was born wild 1960.

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At the end of October 1975 Nobby escaped from the grounds of the zoo. He was followed to a nearby residential area where an attempt was made to tranquillise him. He was in musth at the time and the tranquilliser had no effect. Zoo officials had no alternative but to shoot their only Asian bull. (Paul A. Rees)

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Nobby, an Asian elephant at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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