Assam an Asian elephant at Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo)

☨ Assam
ID nr:EEP Number: 6703 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 48 years old
Body height: 3.25 meter, 10.7 feet
Dead date: 2000-01-26
Death reason: anesthesia: after operation for foot problemss
Location:Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo)
ArrivalKharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo) 1968-08-06
from Moscow Zoo
Moscow Zoo 1964-00-00
from Circus Krone
Born:* 1952 wild
Capture: 1953 ,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. () 1979-04-21 -- † 1979-04-21 stillborn
Document updated2012-02-29: height
In Charkow he sired the cow Tutta, but unfortunately both the baby and the mother died during the birth 1979.

Contradictory records:
  • According to "Von der Menagerie zum größten Circus Europas: Krone", Klaus-Dieter Kürschner, Assam was located at Circus Krone in Germany between 1956 and 1964, when on tour in Russia, he was sold to Moskow Zoo after he had attacked the circus director Mr. Sembach.
  • EEP state he arrived Circus krone in 1954, and was transfered to "Mobil Zoo" 1964 from Krone, and from there to Kharkiv in 1968-08-06.
  • EEG state he came to Kharkiv 1968 (from Krone?)

    Reference list

    Koehl, D., (2020). Assam, an Asian at Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo) in Ukraine. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

    Sources used for this article is among others:

    • height: Henry Merker, Tiergarten-Forum
    • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
    • "Von der Menagerie zum größten Circus Europas: Krone", Klaus-Dieter Kürschner, Ullstein, Berlin, 1998, ISBN 3-550-06936-7

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