Motty at Chester Zoo

Male ♂ asian elephant x african bush elephant (cross-breed) Motty at Chester Zoo

† Motty
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Species: asian elephant x african bush elephant (cross-breed)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1 years old
Dead date: 1978-07-21,
Death reason: disease: umbilical infection
Location:Chester Zoo
ArrivedChester Zoo 1978-07-11
Born:1978-07-11 captive-born in
Chester Zoo
Document updated2018-05-26: corr typo
Named Motty after George Mottershead, who founded Chester Zoo in 1930, when he brought his family to live in Oakfield House at Upton-by-Chester in Cheshire. (Paul A. Rees)

Motty is the only crossbreed ever between African and Asian elephant. Read more about Motty at Motty the elephant crossbreed: Loxodonta africana x Elephas maximus

Sources, among others

  • Derek Lyon, prev. Vet Chester Zoo
  • Rees, P. A. (2001). A history of the National Elephant Centre, Chester Zoo. International Zoo News. 48(30: 170-183.

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