Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Prospect Park Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Astra  dead elephant


SSP nrT2107


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 22 years old
Born:* 1936 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1958-06-00
Death reason: euthanised: shot, aggressive
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Prospect Park Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1950-06-00Prospect Park Zoo
from Trefflichs Bird and Animal Company

Trefflichs Bird and Animal Company
from Prospect Park Zoo

Record history
History of updates2010-09-25

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Astra is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1958-06-00 at Prospect Park Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as shot, aggressive.


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

Astra was born wild 1936.

Comments / pictures

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

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Astra, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Prospect Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 February 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Richard Chiger

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