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Schöpfi at Dresden Zoo

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Female ♀ Asian elephant Schöpfi at Dresden Zoo

Shöpfi in Dresden 2005. Photo: © Petra Prager, Berlin



Shoepfi with rider Dan Koehl 1999
Photo: © Petra Schmidt, Dresden Zoo
† Schöpfi
ID Number:EEP Number: 6004 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 724 Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 731 Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 749 52 years old
Dead date: 2010-02-03,
Death reason: disease: foot problems, osteomyelitis
Location:Dresden Zoo
ArrivedDresden Zoo 1960-10-07
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Born:1958 wild India
Capture: 1960, Assam, India
Imported:1960
Freight:Shipped together with two other elephants from Calcutta in India to Bremerhafen in Germany
Document updated2010-02-04: death
2018-05-10:
Dan Koehl and Schöpfi in Dresden Zoo 1999
Shöpfi was a very kind and gentle elephant that had gone through a lot. She was captured in Assam, India, in 1960, and shipped together with two other elephants (possibly Nika?) from Calcutta in India to Bremerhafen in Germany.


Schöpfi was named after Albin Schöpf (born 1823) director in Dresden Zoo 1861-1881.



During an outbreak of elephant smallpox in DDR in the beginning of the 90´s, she lost all of her herd 1990-1991, as lone survivor.



She was very fond of getting scratched with a rake during the morning work, and volontarily came and asked fo scratching, see the photo to the right.

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