Koutch an Asian elephant at Menagerie du Paris Jardin des Plantes

☨ Koutch
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 25 years old
Dead date: 1915-07-11
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Menagerie du Paris Jardin des Plantes
ArrivalMenagerie du Paris Jardin des Plantes 1894-10-28
from Phnom Penh royal palace (Preah Barum Reachea Veang Chaktomuk)
Born:* 1890 wild Cambodia
Document updated2013-11-02: text, correction of sex

L'Éléphant d'Asie mâle, Koutch, est un don du Dr Hahn, qui l'avait, reçu en cadeau du roi de Cambodge; nous le possédons depuis le 28 octobre 1894: il avait 4 ans environ et, ne pesait que 256 kilogrammes: il mesurait 1 m. 12 et il a actuellement 1 m. 83. C'est le plus intelligent de tous nos Éléphants: il sait ouvrir les crémones des portes, dévisser les boulons qui les retiennent, et il exige de ses gardiens une surveillance continuelle.

Translation by google:
The male Asian elephant, Koutch is a gift of Dr. Hahn, who had received as a gift from the King of Cambodia, we have had it since October 28, 1894: he was about 4 years old and weighed only 256 kg: it measured 1 m. 12 and it currently has 1 m. 83. This is the most intelligent of all our elephants: he knows how to open doors espagnolettes, unscrew the bolts that hold them, and it requires continuous monitoring by his guards.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Koutch, an Asian at Menagerie du Paris Jardin des Plantes in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5084. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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