Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Alice (Al, Luna) at Bronx Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Alice (Al, Luna)  


SSP nr391


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Born:* 1893 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1943-08-27
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bronx Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1908-09-03Bronx Zoo
from Luna Park

1904-00-00Luna Park
from Thompson & Dundee

1904-00-00Thompson & Dundee
from New York Harbour

1904-00-00New York Harbour
from Port of Hamburg

1904-00-00Port of Hamburg
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2009-12-13: Previous locations, Birth, Death, SSP, Text
2010-03-14: Previous locations
2012-01-16: book
2018-05-16: prev location Thompson & Dundee, Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
Relevant literature

† Alice (Al, Luna) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1943-08-27 at Bronx Zoo, in United States, .


Alice (Al, Luna) was born wild 1893.

Comments / pictures

The North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant names her as Al.

1904: Twenty elephants had been sold to Thompson and Dundee and there were also two bachelor elephants which were going to the largest menagerie in the world, that of Luna Park on Coney Island
Animals are my life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck

Alice came to Bronx from Luna Park in Coney Island from where her keeper, Dick Richards, also came. She was, from all the literature, the most "human" connected elephant that the zoo ever had.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Alice (Al, Luna), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Bronx Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Richard Chiger
  • Ryan Easley, USA


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