Meri (Mary) an Asian elephant at Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

 ☨ ♀ Meri (Mary)  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Born:* 1905 wild
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Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen), in Germany

Date of Arrival
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1917-00-00Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Riga Zoo

Document updated2009-09-14: transfer to Hamburg apr 1917?
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† Meri (Mary) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen), in Germany, of from unknown reasons in . (see detailed list).


Meri (Mary) was born wild 1905.

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The Indian Elephant Mary was listed under number 39 in the animal inventory that was submitted to citys municipality by the society Rigas zoologiskais darzs (Riga Zoological Garden) in 14th October, 1912. She was given as a present to the zoo by Mr. V. Zirins, the contractor who also supported the construction of Elephant House by donating 10 thousand roubles to the zoo.

Possible future options for this Mary may be Mary at Circus Kludsky later Amar.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Meri (Mary) , an Asian elephant at Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Daiga Leimane, Educator, Riga National Zoological Garden, Latvia


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