African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at
Bronx Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Congo  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationBronx Zoo, Bronx, New York, United States


Museum accession number M-35591
SSP nr302


Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1900 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1903
Imported:1905? by Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Dead: 1915-11-03
Death reason: euthanised: shot; foot probelms
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bronx Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1905-06-28Bronx Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

1904-00-00Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2011-04-26: Previous locations, SSP, Death RE
2012-01-16: book
2021-09-15: Importer Firma Hagenbeck

Latest document update2021-09-15 17:46:09
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† Congo is a dead foot problems Male ♂ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died 1915-11-03 at Bronx Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as shot; foot probelms.

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Bronx Zoo, in Bronx, New York, United States, since 1915-11-03.


Congo was born wild 1900, captured 1903 . and imported 1905? by Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Comments / pictures

Shot by the famous taxidermist and game hunter Carl Akeley.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Congo, African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Bronx Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Richard Chiger

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Categories1915 deaths | Bronx Zoo Taxidermy | 1900 births | Born in Congo | 1903 captures | 1905 imports | Elephants from Bronx Zoo | United States | African forest elephants

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