Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Milan Zoo in Italy

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Bombay  dead elephant

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Taxidermy locationMilan Natural History Museum, Milano, Italy



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 55 years old
Born:* 1932 unknown
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Dead: 1987
Death location: Milan Zoo
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Milan Zoo, in Italy

Date of arrival

1945-00-00Milan Zoo
from Monza Park

1943-00-00Monza Park
from Milan Zoo

1932-00-00Milan Zoo
from India unspecified location

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History of updates2022-07-06

Latest document update2022-07-06 16:03:56
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† Bombay is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1987 at Milan Zoo, in Italy, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Milan Natural History Museum, in Milano, Italy, since 1987-00-00.


Bombay was born unknown 1932 at India unspecified location. and imported 1932

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Bombay, born in India in 1932, had arrived in Milan immediately after her birth where, except for the period of the Allied bombings of 43-45 when it was moved to the Monza Park, she always lived in the zoo until 1987 when she died, to come then embalmed and still exhibited today in one of the beautiful dioramas (dedicated to the nature of the Kaziranga National Park in north-western India) of the Natural History Museum of the same Public Gardens. What was not embalmed was burned and the dust collected in a large funeral urn bearing the inscription: "'the ashes of Bombay"; the urn was placed in the cage where the elephant had lived for over 50 years. Beside her a photo and always fresh flowers.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Bombay, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Milan Zoo in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1987 deaths | Milan Natural History Museum Taxidermy | 1932 births | 1932 imports | Elephants from Milan Zoo | Italy | Asian elephants

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