African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Vienna Zoo in Austria

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Neptun  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Imported:1870? by Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Dead: 1883-04-02
Death reason: euthanised: poisoned with Potassium cyanide
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Vienna Zoo, in Austria

Date of arrival

1870-07-04Vienna Zoo
from Port of Trieste

1870-00-00Port of Trieste
from Alexandria Port

1870-00-00Alexandria Port
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

1870-00-00Firma Carl Hagenbeck
from Suez Port

1870-00-00Suez Port
from Suez Port

1870-00-00Suez Port 1870-00-00
from Lorenzo Casanova

Lorenzo Casanova
from Africa unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2009-11-09: 
2021-09-15: Importer Firma Hagenbeck

Latest document update2021-09-15 17:10:38
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† Neptun is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1883-04-02 at Vienna Zoo, in Austria, . Official death reason described as poisoned with Potassium cyanide.


Neptun was born wild at Africa unspecified location. and imported 1870? by Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Neptun, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Vienna Zoo in Austria. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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