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stillborn at London Zoo

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† stillborn
ID Number:EEP Number: 0201 - 
Species: Asian elephant
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Dead date: 1902-08-31
Death reason: stillborn:
Location:London Zoo
ArrivedLondon Zoo 1902-08-31
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Born:1902-08-31 captive-born in
London Zoo
Parents: Palm x Jenny
Document updated2010-06-02: text, citations on size, by Evans
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Records about stillborn from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant stillborn:

0201 F 31 Aug 1902 PALM JENNY LONDON RP 31 Aug 1902 1036 Birth
31 Aug 1902 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online


This stillborn asian elephant is appearently the first confirmed elephant birth in Europe in historical time. Bred at Circus Sanger.

"On my arrival at the Elephant-house about 9.15 I stopped to look at the elephant. I could see at once by the way she was walking about the den, sometimes forward and sometimes backward, and every now and then stooping with her hind legs and straining very much, that a young elephant would soon be born. The keepers had all gone, (as is ususal in Sunday mornings) and I left the house to seek assistance, and send for the keepers. On my return about 9.45 A.M. the young elephant had been born, and was lying in the middle of the den. I had the mother chained up, and then with the greatest care removed the dead animal, with the placenta, just as I found it., to the dead-house (Prosectorium). The mother was very quiet, and did not in any way try to interfere with the keepers whilst they were removing the dead young one"Assistant Superintendent in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1902

Length from tip of trunk to end of tail, 95 ins.; trunk, 21 ins.; height at shoulders, 35 ins.
Elephants and their diseases: A treatise on elephants. by Griffith H. Evans

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