Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Prospect Park Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Hilda  dead elephant
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: 1938-09-08
Death reason: euthanised: shot; knocked into dry moat by Bill
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Prospect Park Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

Prospect Park Zoo
Record history
History of updates2011-05-03: Death RE
2011-11-08: picture

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Hilda is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1938-09-08 at Prospect Park Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as shot; knocked into dry moat by Bill.


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Hilda, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Prospect Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 December 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2470. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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