unknown an African forest elephant at Vrijburgh royal menagerie


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Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:unknown < 1, unknown age
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Born:* unknown
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Death reason: unknown:
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Present / last location:Vrijburgh royal menagerie, in Brazil

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Vrijburgh royal menagerie from John Maurice of Orange
John Maurice of Orange
from Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company
from Unknown

Document updated2020-10-07
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† unknown is a dead unknown African forest elephant, (Loxodonta cyclotis), who died at Vrijburgh royal menagerie, in Brazil, from unknown reasons in , (see detailed list).

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unknown was born unknown .


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An African forest elephant was delivered by the Dutch West India Company to Prince John Maurice of Orange, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, and governor of the Dutch possessions in Brazil in 1636.

Prince John Maurice built the Vrijhof, or palace 1640, on the island of Antonio Vaz island, Mauritzstad.

Close to the palace, Prince John Maurice founded a small zoo, where the elephant was kept, and where the artist Albert Eckhout, made a chalk drawing of a young African forest elephant with tusks.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). unknown, an African forest at Vrijburgh royal menagerie in Brazil. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6730. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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