Doruma (Pinky) an African forest elephant at Bronx Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Doruma (Pinky)  
Postcard with Pinky in Bronx Zoo.
Postcard with Pinky in Bronx Zoo.

Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 32 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (313)
Born:* 1938 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1944
Dead date: 1970-03-01
Death reason: euthanised:
Present / last location:Bronx Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival

1946-10-08Bronx Zoo from Gangala-na-Bodio Elephant Domestication Center

Document updated2011-04-26: Birth, Previous locations, SSP RE
2011-12-12: picture
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† Doruma (Pinky) is a dead Female ♀ African forest elephant, (Loxodonta cyclotis), who died at Bronx Zoo, in United States, euthanised in 1970-03-01, (see detailed list).


Doruma (Pinky) was born wild 1938, captured 1944 .

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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Doruma (Pinky), an African forest at Bronx Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Richard Chiger
  • Sandra Shoshani


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