Lauritz an Asian elephant at Copenhagen Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Lauritz  
Alternative name:Laurits
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1, unknown age
Id numberEEP Number: 1601
Origin
Born:* 1916-04-03 captive-born
Birth place: in Copenhagen Zoo
Birth weight 138.00 kgs, 303.60 lbs

Parents: Chang x ♀ Ellen
Death
Dead date: 1916-04-25
Death reason: euthanised: at the Vet clinic, Landbohöjskolan, with chloroform because of general weakness
Locations
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of Arrival
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1916-04-03Copenhagen Zoo

Document updated2009-09-08: birth weight, death location
2012-06-13: eep records
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Description

† Lauritz is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark, of euthanised in 1916-04-25. Official death reason described as at the Vet clinic, Landbohöjskolan, with chloroform because of general weakness. (see detailed list).

Origin


Lauritz was born captive-born 1916-04-03 at Copenhagen Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Lauritz are: ♂ Chang (father) and ♀ Ellen (mother).


Siblings through the father Chang:

  1. 1907-12-09 -- † 1927-03-00 (M) Kaspar
  2. 1912-04-06 -- † 1921-09-17 (M) Julius

Siblings through the mother Ellen:

  1. 1907-12-09 - † 1927-03-00 (M) Kaspar
  2. 1912-04-06 - † 1921-09-17 (M) Julius

Pedigree


Lauritzs pedigree:
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Named after consul Lauritz Heymann-Block.

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

1601 M 3 Apr 1916 721 952 COPENHAGE 3 Apr 1916 10370 Birth Laurits
25 Apr 1916 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Lauritz, an Asian at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1171. (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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