Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of CNN.com the following: There are less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild and they face extinction because of ivory poaching and habitat destruction, the zoo statement said..in the article Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo, but the article doesnt really state why ivory poaching should be an immediate threat to Asian elephants, and their claims of the world population of Asian elephants, is however also something to doubt.. Although IUCN seems to have forgotten to state the world population of Asian elephants at Their fact sheet about the Asian elephant, while the Asian Elephant Specialist Group state that there are elephants in 13 range states, but AESG seemingly also forgot to mention how many Asian elephants there are today, and on their website https://www.asesg.org it is also not easy to find a record about the world population of Asian elephants, but International Elephant Foundation state on the page Elephas maximus: Endangered due to loss of habitat. Numbers are currently around 30,000 – 50,000 (one-tenth of the population of African elephants, and no mention about ivory hunting in Asia), which is a number far, or rather more than ten times higher than the claim from cnn.com =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl


Elephants dead 1955

12 records of elephants deaths in the database during 1955

Name
Species - Sex
BirthDeathAgeReasonLocation
Zuma
EM - F
1955-07-031955-12-310unknown
died 0 years after arrival 1955-07-03 at
Rome Zoo (Bioparco - Giardino Zoologico di Roma)
Barnes Big Jewell
EM - F
1955-12-03?accident
died after being hit by a car in West Palm Beach, Fl.
died 16 years after arrival 1939-00-00 at
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Worlds largest elephant
LA - M
1955-11-13?hunted
shot
Cuando River region
Alice
EM - F
19171955-10-3138unknown
died 3 years after arrival 1952-05-00 at
Overton Park Zoo (Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium)
Queen
EM - F
1955-08-29?unknown
died 36 years after arrival 1919-00-00 at
Dallas Zoo
Marguerite
EM - F
19211955-05-1434unknown
died 26 years after arrival 1929-00-00 at
San Francisco Zoo
Molly
EM - F
19341955-04-2421euthanised
arthritis
died 13 years after arrival 1942-00-00 at
Chester Zoo
Queenie
EM - F
19221955-04-0633accident
truck wreck
died 16 years after arrival 1939-00-00 at
T Tidwell Shows
Minnie
EM - F
19321955-03-0923unknown
died 20 years after arrival 1935-00-00 at
Maryland Zoo
Kay
EM - F
1955-03-00?euthanised
using the exhaust from a truck, because of agressivness
Roy Bible
Lena
EM - F
1955?unknown
died 5 years after arrival 1950-00-00 at
Mills Brothers Circus
Taku
EM - F
1955?unknown
died 19 years after arrival 1936-00-00 at
Furuviksparken

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1268, 1516, 1553, 1655, 1784, 1802, 1816, 1819, 1820, 1826, 1836, 1847, 1849, 1855, 1859, 1866, 1867, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,

Sex: M is a male elephant bull, F is a female elephant cow. Species: LA is african bush/savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), LC is african forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), EM is asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Status: (of training method) FC Free contact, PC is Protected contact, CC is Confined contact and NC is No contact and dead means that the elephant is not more living and trained.

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