Kechil
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Kechil  dead elephant


Taxidermy locationWashington National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States

Identification

Museum accession number NMNH USNM 282837
SSP nr483

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus sumatranus
Sex and age:Female ♀ 32 years old
Characteristics: skull, skeleton
Origin
Born:* 1915 wild
Birth place: in Sumatra unspecified location
Death
Dead: 1947-10-29
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of arrival

1918-12-10Smithsonian National Zoological Park
from Firma Ruhe

Firma Ruhe
from Sumatra unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2021-07-29

Latest document update2021-07-29 00:55:29
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† Kechil is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1947-10-29 at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States, .

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Washington National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC, United States, since 1947-10-27.

Origin


Kechil was born wild 1915 at Sumatra unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

Locality of Wild Origin: Indonesia, Sumatra Purchased by zoo in 1918; then 2 1/2 yrs. old

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kechil, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2009. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1947 deaths | Washington National Museum of Natural History Taxidermy | 1915 births | Born in Indonesia | Elephants from Smithsonian National Zoological Park | United States | Asian elephants


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