Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo) in Kazakhstan

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Jony  dead elephant


EEP nr5710


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ about 1987 years old (approximate age)
Born:* ~1957 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1960 by George Munro
Dead: 1987/1988
Death reason: killed: shot after becoming aggressive
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo), in Kazakhstan

Date of arrival

1985-00-00Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo)
from Moscow Zoo

1963-06-27Moscow Zoo
from Rostock Zoo

1962-05-29Rostock Zoo
from Tierpark Berlin

1960-10-06Tierpark Berlin
from George Munro

Record history
History of updates2009-09-14: possible association?
2009-09-15: corr, update from EEP studbook
2020-05-09: Assued dead, since only 2 elephants from Laos present in the zoo. Not duplicate with 1615, earlier location at Zoocentrum Moskwa (Objed) 1963-06-27 from Rostock Zoo, was removed.
2021-09-18: Importer George Munro

Latest document update2021-09-18 11:35:17
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† Jony is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1987/1988 at Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo), in Kazakhstan, . Official death reason described as shot after becoming aggressive.


Jony was born wild ~1957. and imported 1960 by George Munro

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Born in Assam

Jony was born ca. 1957 in India, 1960 imported from George Munro, 06.10.1960 to Tierpark Berlin, 29.05.1962 to Rostock, 27.06.1963 to Zoo Moscow, 1985 to Almaty and there dead ca. 1987/88 (shot, he was aggressive)

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Jony, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo) in Kazakhstan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 May 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Berlin by Bernhard Blaszkiewitz, Berlin Zoo
  • Elephant Magazine No. 25
  • Jan Jakobi, Germany

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Categories1987 deaths | ~195 births | Born in India | EEP | 1960 imports | Elephants from Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo) | Kazakhstan | Asian elephants

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