African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
unknown at Vrijburgh royal menagerie

 ☨ ⚪ unknown  

Identification


Description

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

Date of arrival

Vrijburgh royal menagerie
from John Maurice of Orange

John Maurice of Orange
from Dutch West India Company

Dutch West India Company
from Unknown

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History of updates2020-10-07

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† unknown is a dead unknown African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Vrijburgh royal menagerie, in Brazil, .

Origin


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, (2021). unknown, African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Vrijburgh royal menagerie in Brazil. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6730. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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