Kaspar an Asian elephant at Jardin d´Acclimatation

Male ♂ Asian  Kaspar at Jardin d´Acclimatation

Kaspar at Circus_Bech-Olsen
☨ Kaspar
Alternative name:Gaspard
ID nr:EEP Number: 0701 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Body height: 2.70 meter, 8.9 feet
Body weight: 4000.00 kg, 8800.00 lbs
Dead date: 1927-03-00
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Location:Jardin d´Acclimatation
ArrivalJardin d´Acclimatation 1922-10-00
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1912-11-17
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1911-10-30
from Circus Bech-Olsen
Circus Bech-Olsen 1911-04-21
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1910-00-00
from Circus Bech-Olsen
Circus Bech-Olsen 1910-00-00
from Copenhagen Zoo
Born:* 1907-12-09 captive-born
in Copenhagen Zoo
Parents: Chang x Ellen
Siblings through the father Chang:
  1. 1912-04-06 -- † 1921-09-17 (M) Julius
  2. 1916-04-03 -- † 1916-04-25 (M) Lauritz
Siblings through the mother Ellen:
  1. 1912-04-06 -- † 1921-09-17 (M) Julius
  2. 1916-04-03 -- † 1916-04-25 (M) Lauritz
Kaspars pedigree:
P I II III

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Chang

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Ellen

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Document updated2009-09-08: Transfer dates Hannover Zoo
2009-09-09: text
2012-06-13: eep records
2020-05-19: Changed picture
Named after Mr Kaspar Rostrup.


This photo shows Ellen with Kaspar,the day after he was born.

Departured 1912-11-17 to Hannover Zoo. Hannover paid 5.000 german Marks for Kaspar.

In spring 1927 he became more and more aggressive, due to musth condition, and it was decided to kill him, after he tusked a zookeeper.

Some sources state he was poisoned, other strangulated.

At death he reached 2.70 meters at shoulders, and had a weight of 4000 kgs.

Records about Kaspar from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Kaspar:

0701 M 9 Dec 1907 721 952 COPENHAGE 9 Dec 1907 10368 Birth Kaspar
HANNOVER 14 Nov 1912 VII22 Transfer
PARIS ACC 1 Oct 1922 NONE Transfer
1 Mar 1927 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Kaspar, an Asian at Jardin d´Acclimatation in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1153. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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