Hans an Asian elephant at Houston Zoo

Male ♂ Asian  Hans at Houston Zoo

Hans, Nellie and keeper Tom Baylor
☨ Hans
ID nr:   SSP Number: 435 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 63 years old
Dead date: 1979-04-27
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Houston Zoo
ArrivalHouston Zoo 1925-08-05
from Ellis Stanley Joseph
Born:* 1916 wild
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In 1944, a news article described Hermann Park zoo elephant Hans as one of the largest bulls in captivity. For several years preceding, he was responsible for injuring several zoo workers. After the death of exhibit mate Nellie in 1943, it was reported that Hans developed a diminished diet, only consuming a bale of hay per day.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Hans, an Asian at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3851. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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