Royal Ontario Museum in Canada

Royal Ontario Museum

Address 100 Queens Park
Zip-code ON M5S 2C6
Place Toronto
Country Canada
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Royal Ontario Museum, located at 100 Queens Park, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada .

Taxidermy specimens

Royal Ontario Museum has in its collection 1 elephantine museum 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)

    Tantor Accession nr: . Received: 1989-00-00 Tantor
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born 1969 at Unknown † Dead 1989-08-02 at Toronto Zoo
    Death: anesthesia Death reason: heart failure

Comments / picturesThe full Skeleton of Toronto zoos African elephant bull is held at the Royal Ontario Museum (in storage) while his preserved heart is on display at the Ontario Science Centre. He was measured at 11ft 2in tall and 14,300 lbs at his death (20 yrs old).

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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Royal Ontario Museum, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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10,000-year-old mastadon tusk donated to museum - Elephant News
Zoo looks to change its mandate. conservation rather than entertainment may be in toronto zoo's future - Elephant News
Burying the elephant patsy - Elephant News

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