Kanto (Konto) at Seoul Grand Park Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Kanto (Konto) at Seoul Grand Park Zoo

Konto and John M. Regan, USA
† Kanto (Konto)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 37 years old
Dead date: 2018-06-04,
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Seoul Grand Park Zoo
ArrivedSeoul Grand Park Zoo 1985-00-00
Born:1981 wild
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (M) 1986 Samduri
Document updated2010-07-07: alt name
2018-04-09: records
2018-06-05: death report
Contradictory records:

Some records state Kanto was born in 1978


while records from asianelephant.net stat he was born in 1981, and arriving in 1985, similar to the female Kima.

If this is the case, he cannot be the father to Samdura, born 1986?



2018-06-05: According to zoo officials Monday, the Asian elephant named Kanto died about 4 p.m. on Saturday. They said Kanto developed an abscess on the sole of the right foot in April 2015. It is a common disorder for elephants.

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