Jony an Asian elephant at Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo)

 ☨ ♂ Jony  


EEP nr5710


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

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1985-00-00Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo)
from Moscow Zoo
Moscow Zoo 1963-06-27
from Rostock Zoo
Rostock Zoo 1962-05-29
from Tierpark Berlin
Tierpark Berlin 1960-10-06
from George Munro

Document updated2009-09-14: 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.
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† Jony is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo), in Kazakhstan, of killed in 1987/1988. Official death reason described as shot after becoming aggressive. (see detailed list).


Jony was born wild ~1957. and imported 1960

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Jony, an Asian elephant at Almaty Zoo (Alma-Ata Zoo) in Kazakhstan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 May 2021 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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