Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Albert at Frankfurt Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Albert  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1896
Death location: Frankfurt Zoo,
Death reason: killed: shot because of aggressiveness.
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Frankfurt Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1893-00-00Frankfurt Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Zoologischer Circus

Carl Hagenbecks Zoologischer Circus
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Neue Pferdemarkt)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Firma Carl Hagenbeck
from Asia unspecified location

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History of updates2021-01-31

Latest document update2021-01-31 12:23:16
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† Albert is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1896 at Frankfurt Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as shot because of aggressiveness..


Albert was born wild at Asia unspecified location. by Firma Carl Hagenbeck

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Albert attacked people on the Carl Hagenbeck’s Zoologischer Circus and was given to Zoo Frankfurt when the tour arrived Frankfurt.

Albert was finally declared "untrainable" and was shot by the "experienced Limburger Elephant hunter“ Josef Menges inside the stable, why parts of the stables had to be disambled, in order to get the body out.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Albert, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Frankfurt Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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