Khartoum
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Bronx Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Khartoum  dead elephant
Khartoum in Bronx Zoo in 1922.
Khartoum in Bronx Zoo in 1922.

Identification

SSP nr304

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 28 years old
Body height: 2.87 meter, 9.4 feet
Body weight: 2727.27 kg, 6000.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* 1903 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1931-10-23
Death reason: disease: heart failure
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bronx Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1907-06-25Bronx Zoo
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2010-11-12: height and weight
2011-04-26: Birth, SSP RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Khartoum is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1931-10-23 at Bronx Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as heart failure.

Origin


Khartoum was born wild 1903.


Comments / pictures

I think the tallest elephant I have ever seen alive is the big African now in the New York Zoological Park. He is 9 feet, 3 ¼ inches tall, and is estimated to weigh 6ooo pounds. He is vicious and cannot be handled. He has worn off his Tusks back beyond the lips by Fighting the bars of his enclosure. One needs only to look at the rounded forehead and much smaller brain case of the African elephant to expect less Intelligence from him than from his Asiatic cousin.
W. Henry Sheak, The Elephant in Captivity, Natural History, September-October 1922

Khartoum grew to rival the height of Jumbo. His standing measurement when alive was 10' '81/2" and when he was measured after he died he measured 10' 10".
Richard Chiger

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Khartoum, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Bronx Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2451. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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