Gunda an Asian elephant at Bronx Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Gunda  
Gunda (left) probably in 1905 or 1906
Gunda (left) probably in 1905 or 1906


SSP nr399


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 18 years old
Born:* 1897 wild
Birth place: in Assam unspecified forest
Dead date: 1915-06-21
Death reason: euthanised: shot, aggressive
Present / last location:Bronx Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1904-07-02Bronx Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Firma Carl Hagenbeck 1903-00-00
from Sonepur Fair
Sonepur Fair
from Assam unspecified forest

Document updated2011-05-03: Source RE
2012-01-16: book
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† Gunda is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Bronx Zoo, in United States, of euthanised in 1915-06-21. Official death reason described as shot, aggressive. (see detailed list).


Gunda was born wild 1897 at Assam unspecified forest.

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Origin: Assam. Gunda came from hagenbeck with his mahout Kodah Bux. Mr Bux was sent back after a week.

"In 1913 he nearly killed keeper Walter Thurman. From that point on, the zoo kept him chained inside the elephant house."
Chang Reynolds

Gunda was shot by the game hunter Carl Akeley.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Gunda, an Asian elephant at Bronx Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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