† Hans is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1802-02-17 at Menagerie du Paris Jardin des Plantes, in France, . Official death reason described as pneumonia.
Hans was born wild 1782 at Sri Lanka unspecified location, captured 1784 . and imported 1784 by Dutch East India Company, by ship from Ceylon, arriving at the port of Flushing in 1786.
The male elephant Hans is the oldest taxidermized specimen of elephant still in existence in France.
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