Groote museum in Netherlands

Groote museum

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Closed down1947
Place Amsterdam
Country Netherlands


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<a href="database2.php?elephant_id=2260">Asian elephant bull Jack</a>, dead at <a href="location2.php?location_id=217">Artis Zoo, Amsterdam</a>

Asian elephant bull Jack, dead at Artis Zoo, Amsterdam
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Groote museum, in Amsterdam, Netherlands . Groote museum closed down in 1947 in Amsterdam, .

Taxidermy specimens

Groote museum has in its collection 1 elephantine taxidermy specimens with records in this database:

(Measurements of teeth and body parts follow the system described by Maglio (1973; P = plate number, L = length, W = width, H = height, LF = lamellar frequency)

    Jack Accession nr: . Received: Jack
    Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    * Born at Unknown † Dead 1849-08-08 at Amsterdam Artis Zoo
    Death: euthanised Death reason: shot by Police after escaping from enclosure

Comments / picturesThe Groote Museum is the oldest remaining museum building still in the city. The Groote Museum was closed to the public in 1947 but is now to be restored as part of the wide-scale renovation of ARTIS.

Among other elephants, the Skeleton of Asian elephant bull Jack, dead at Artis Zoo, Amsterdam, is exhibited at the Groote museum.

References for records about Groote museum

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Groote museum, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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