Nobby at Chester Zoo

† Nobby
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Dead date: 1975
Death reason: euthanised: shot
Location:Chester Zoo
ArrivedChester Zoo 1965-09-00
Born:1960 wild
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 2 babies

  1. (M) 1974-10-26 -- † 1974-10-26 miscarriage
  2. (M) 1977-05-08 -- † 2003-08-13 Jubilee, EEP nr: 7702
Document updated
2018-03-18: link to EleWiki submitted
At the end of October 1975 Nobby escaped from the grounds of the zoo. He was followed to a nearby residential area where an attempt was made to tranquillise him. He was in musth at the time and the tranquilliser had no effect. Zoo officials had no alternative but to shoot their only Asian bull. (Paul A. Rees)

Sources, among others

  • Rees, P. A. (2001). A history of the National Elephant Centre, Chester Zoo. International Zoo News. 48(30: 170-183.

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