Boy an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Boy at Munich Zoo  (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)

Article from "De Volksstem" issued 11 February 1938.
☨ Boy
ID Number:EEP Number: 1003 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 28 years old
Body height: 3.20 meter, 10.5 feet
Dead date: 1938-02-00
Death reason: euthanised: shot, after he broke his tusks
Location:Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)
ArrivalMunich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn) 1929-00-00
from Circus Carl Hagenbeck - Stellingen (Lorenz Hagenbeck)
Circus Carl Hagenbeck - Stellingen (Lorenz Hagenbeck)
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Born:* 1910 wild
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 5 babies

  1. (M) 1932-05-08 -- † 1943-11-22 Wastl, EEP nr: 3202
  2. (F) 1934-12-31 -- † 1968-12-09 Stasi, EEP nr: 3403
  3. (M) 1935-06-18 -- † 1946-04-25 Seppl, EEP nr: 3501
  4. (F) 1935-06-24 -- † 1935-06-24 stillborn, EEP nr: 3502
  5. (F) 1935-06-27 -- † 1935-06-27 stillborn, EEP nr: 3503
Document updated2011-06-05: news article
2012-02-29: height
Attacked the elephant trainer Hundrieser On Circus Hagenbeck, why he was transfered to Munich Zoo. Here he mated cows already by the year of nine.

1933-05-01 he attacked an elephant keeper and the director Heinz Heck.

1938-02: He broke his tusks, had his nerves out. He wasn't to rescue anymore so they shot him.

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

1003 M ~ 1910 WILD WILD WILD ~ 1910 NONE Birth BOY
MUNICH ~ 1925 NONE Transfer
1 Jan 1938 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Boy, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn) in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1560. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • height: Henry Merker, Tiergarten-Forum
  • Peter Stolk, Netherlands
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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