Hilda an Asian elephant at Prospect Park Zoo

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 ☨ ♀ Hilda  
Hilda after falling in the dry moat 1938.
Hilda after falling in the dry moat 1938.


SSP nrT2185


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 8 years old
Born:* 1930 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1938-09-08
Death reason: euthanised: shot; knocked into dry moat by Bill
Present / last location:Prospect Park Zoo, in United States

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Prospect Park Zoo

Document updated2011-05-03: Death RE
2011-11-08: picture
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† Hilda is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Prospect Park Zoo, in United States, of euthanised in 1938-09-08. Official death reason described as shot; knocked into dry moat by Bill. (see detailed list).


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Hilda was born wild 1930.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Hilda, an Asian elephant at Prospect Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2470. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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