Kandy (Kendy) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Erfurt Zoo

☨ Kandy (Kendy)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Dead date: 1975
Death reason: disease: food poisining
Location:Erfurt Zoo
ArrivalErfurt Zoo from Circus Aeros
Born:* 1946 wild
Document updated2010-11-21: Birth and death year, death cause
1961-04-08: Was almost run over by train during loading in Luckenwelde, the train driver succeeded to stop the train only 10 meter from the elephant.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Kandy (Kendy), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Erfurt Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5355. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Birth and death year, death cause: Documentation 2002 - Elephants in European Zoos and Safari Parks published by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Page 192, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf

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