African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Josephine at Philadelphia Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Josephine  
Taxidermy locationWashington National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States


Museum accession number NMNH USNM 270993
SSP nr5


Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Characteristics:skull, skeleton, nerve stored in a jar of alcohol
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1943-03-12
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Philadelphia Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1925-04-04Philadelphia Zoo
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Document updated2011-04-06: Previous location, SSP RE
2021-07-28: Museum details
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† Josephine is a dead Female ♀ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Philadelphia Zoo, in United States, 1943-03-12.

The Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Washington National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC, United States, since 1943-03-12.

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Josephine was born wild .

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Josephine, African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Philadelphia Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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