Boy an Asian elephant at Munich Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Boy  
Article from "De Volksstem" issued 11 February 1938.
Article from "De Volksstem" issued 11 February 1938.

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 28 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 1003
Body height: 3.20 meter, 10.5 feet
Origin
Born:* 1910 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 1938-02-00
Death reason: euthanised: shot, after he broke his tusks
Offspring
Total: 5 babies

1. Born 1932-05-08
(dead † 1943-11-22)
Wastl EEP id: 3202

2. Born 1934-12-31
(dead † 1968-12-09)
Stasi EEP id: 3403

3. Born 1935-06-18
(dead † 1946-04-25)
Seppl EEP id: 3501

4. Born 1935-06-24
(dead † 1935-06-24)
stillborn EEP id: 3502

5. Born 1935-06-27
(dead † 1935-06-27)
stillborn EEP id: 3503
Locations
Present / last location:Munich Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival

1929-00-00Munich Zoo
from Circus Carl Hagenbeck - Stellingen (Lorenz Hagenbeck)
Circus Carl Hagenbeck - Stellingen (Lorenz Hagenbeck)
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Document updated2011-06-05: news article
2012-02-29: height
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Description

† Boy is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Munich Zoo, in Germany, euthanised in 1938-02-00, shot, after he broke his tusks(see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 5 babies

  1. (M) 1932-05-08 -- † 1943-11-22 Wastl EEP id: 3202
  2. (F) 1934-12-31 -- † 1968-12-09 Stasi EEP id: 3403
  3. (M) 1935-06-18 -- † 1946-04-25 Seppl EEP id: 3501
  4. (F) 1935-06-24 -- † 1935-06-24 stillborn EEP id: 3502
  5. (F) 1935-06-27 -- † 1935-06-27 stillborn EEP id: 3503

Origin


Boy was born wild 1910.


Comments / pictures

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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Boy, an Asian at Munich Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 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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