Astra an Asian elephant at Prospect Park Zoo

☨ Astra
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 22 years old
Dead date: 1958-06-00
Death reason: euthanised: shot, aggressive
Location:Prospect Park Zoo
ArrivalProspect Park Zoo 1950-06-00
from Trefflichs Bird and Animal Company
Trefflichs Bird and Animal Company
from Prospect Park Zoo
Born:* 1936 wild
Document updated2010-09-25

The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Astra was given as a gift from the Department Store "Abraham and Strauss".

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Astra, an Asian at Prospect Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Richard Chiger

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