Congo an African Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at Bronx Zoo

☨ Congo
ID nr:   SSP Number: 302 - 
Species: African Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 1915-11-03
Death reason: euthanised: shot; foot probelms
Location:Bronx Zoo
ArrivalBronx Zoo 1905-06-28
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Born:* 1900 wild Congo
Capture: 1903 ,
Document updated2011-04-26: Previous locations, SSP, Death RE
2012-01-16: book
Shot by the famous taxidermist and game hunter Carl Akeley.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Congo, an African Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at Bronx Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Richard Chiger

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