Arthur Thomson

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Arthur Thomson
Profession zoo assistant superintendent
Personal details
Born in United Kingdom
Country United Kingdom

Work locations
Title assistant superintendent -
Location at London Zoo in United Kingdom

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Biography details

Arthur Thomson , zoo assistant superintendent in United Kingdom

in United Kingdom .

"On my arrival at the Elephant-house about 9.15 I stopped to look at the elephant. I could see at once by the way she was walking about the den, sometimes forward and sometimes backward, and every now and then stooping with her hind legs and straining very much, that a young elephant would soon be born. The keepers had all gone, (as is ususal in Sunday mornings) and I left the house to seek assistance, and send for the keepers. On my return about 9.45 A.M. the young elephant had been born, and was lying in the middle of the den. I had the mother chained up, and then with the greatest care removed the dead animal, with the placenta, just as I found it., to the dead-house (Prosectorium). The mother was very quiet, and did not in any way try to interfere with the keepers whilst they were removing the dead young one"Assistant Superintendent in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1902

Length from tip of Trunk to end of tail, 95 ins.; Trunk, 21 ins.; height at shoulders, 35 ins.
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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). assistant superintendent Arthur Thomson in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 January 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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