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

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Bill  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nrT2123

Description

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

Date of arrival

1932-00-00Prospect Park Zoo
Record history
History of updates2010-09-25

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Bill is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1939 at Prospect Park Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as shot, fell in the dry moat, fracture.

Origin


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 list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Bill, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Prospect Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2471. (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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