Julius an Asian elephant at Copenhagen Zoo

Male ♂ Asian  Julius at Copenhagen Zoo

Ellen and Julius
☨ Julius
ID nr:EEP Number: 1203 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 9 years old
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 1921-09-17
Death reason: euthanised: with morphine, autopsy showed sepsis
Location:Copenhagen Zoo
ArrivalCopenhagen Zoo 1912-04-06
Born:* 1912-04-06 captive-born
in Copenhagen Zoo
Parents: Chang x Ellen
Siblings through the father Chang:
  1. 1907-12-09 -- † 1927-03-00 (M) Kaspar
  2. 1916-04-03 -- † 1916-04-25 (M) Lauritz
Siblings through the mother Ellen:
  1. 1907-12-09 -- † 1927-03-00 (M) Kaspar
  2. 1916-04-03 -- † 1916-04-25 (M) Lauritz
Juliuss pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2012-06-13: 
Contradictory records:
Some sources state 15 september as death date.

Named after Julius Schiött, director in Copenhagen Zoo.

Fell to the floor 1921-09-02 because of problems in the legs.
Could not raise again, and therefore euthanised.

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

1203 M 6 Apr 1912 721 952 COPENHAGE 6 Apr 1912 10369 Birth Julius
17 Sep 1921 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Julius, an Asian at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1162. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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