Wastl an Asian elephant at Berlin Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Wastl  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 11 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 3202

People killed:1
Origin
Born:* 1932-05-08 captive-born
Birth place: in Munich Zoo
Birth weight 50.00 kgs, 110.00 lbs

Parents: Boy x ♀ Cora
Death
Dead date: 1943-11-22
Death reason: killed: shot, after he escaped from the elephant house, after it was bombed
Locations
Present / last location:Berlin Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival

1939-03-21Berlin Zoo
from Munich Zoo

Document updated2012-06-16: 
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Description

† Wastl is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Berlin Zoo, in Germany, killed in 1943-11-22, shot, after he escaped from the elephant house, after it was bombed(see detailed list).

Origin


Wastl was born captive-born 1932-05-08 in Munich Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Wastl are: ♂ Boy (father) and ♀ Cora (mother).


Siblings through the father Boy:

  1. 1934-12-31 -- † 1968-12-09 (F) Stasi
  2. 1935-06-18 -- † 1946-04-25 (M) Seppl
  3. 1935-06-24 -- † 1935-06-24 (F) stillborn
  4. 1935-06-27 -- † 1935-06-27 (F) stillborn

Siblings through the mother Cora:

  1. 1935-06-18 - † 1946-04-25 (M) Seppl

Pedigree


Wastls pedigree:
P I II III

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Boy

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Cora

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

3202 M 8 May 1932 1003 CORA MUNICH 8 May 1932 NONE Birth Wastl
BERLINZOO 1 Jan 1939 NONE Transfer
22 Nov 1943 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online


A very early birth, only 50 kgs heavy, and the mother had no milk by the birth. During the first two weeks handreared by elephant keeper Hans Werner, later succesfully introduced to the mother.

Mankiller: killed the elephant keeper Hans Werner 1938-07-17 by six year of age.

Contradictory records:
1. EEG state arrival in Berlin 21.3, while other sources state arrival 31.3
2. Some sources state that he was shot during the bombings. (EEG)



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Wastl, an Asian at Berlin Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1443. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Berlin by Bernhard Blaszkiewitz, Berlin Zoo
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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