Bill an Asian elephant at Prospect Park Zoo

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 ☨ ♂ Bill  


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 9 years old
Born:* 1930 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1939
Death reason: euthanised: shot, fell in the dry moat, fracture
Present / last location:Prospect Park Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1932-00-00Prospect Park Zoo

Document updated2010-09-25
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† Bill is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Prospect Park Zoo, in United States, of euthanised in 1939. Official death reason described as shot, fell in the dry moat, fracture. (see detailed list).


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

Bill was born wild 1930.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Bill, an Asian elephant at Prospect Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Richard Chiger
  • Ron Ellis, prev. head elephant keeper, Prospect Park Zoo


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