Bronx Zoo in United States


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Bronx Zoo
Elephant enclosure. Photo © K. Lewis Strater
Elephant enclosure. Photo © K. Lewis Strater

Typezoo
Founded1899
First elephant arrived1903
Address 2300 Southern Boulevard
Zip-code 10460
Place Bronx, New York
Country United States
Website http://www.bronxzoo.com/
Relevant literature
Description

Bronx Zoo, located at 2300 Southern Boulevard, in Bronx, New York, United States , was founded in 1899 and the first elephant arrived in 1903.

Living elephants

At the Bronx Zoo lives 2 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Happy born 1971
  2. Patti born 1970

Taxidermy specimens


Bronx Zoo has in its collection 4 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)


    noname (wild) Accession nr: . Received: noname (wild)
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born at Kenya unspecified location † Dead 1983 at Kenya unspecified location
    Death: poached Death reason:
    Body, bone or dental material: complete skeleton,

    Congo Accession nr: M-35591. Received: 1915-11-03 Congo
    Species: African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
    * Born 1900 at Unknown † Dead 1915-11-03 at Bronx Zoo
    Death: euthanised Death reason: shot; foot probelms

    Tiny Accession nr: M-90102. Received: 1933-03-02 Tiny
    Species: African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
    * Born 1920-04 at Unknown † Dead 1933-03-02 at Bronx Zoo
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Body, bone or dental material: ,

    Doruma (Pinky) Accession nr: M-217099. Received: 1970-03-01 Doruma (Pinky)
    Species: African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
    * Born 1938 at Unknown † Dead 1970-03-01 at Bronx Zoo
    Death: euthanised Death reason:

Comments / picturesThe Bronx Zoo is a world-famous zoo located within the Bronx Park, in the Bronx borough of New York City. The largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, the Bronx Zoo comprises 265 acres of parklands and naturalistic habitats, home to over 4,000 animals, many of which are endangered or threatened species.

References for records about Bronx Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Bronx Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=441. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Richard Chiger


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