African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Congo at Bronx Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Congo  
Taxidermy locationBronx Zoo, Bronx, New York, United States


Museum accession number M-35591
SSP nr302


Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1900 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1903
Dead: 1915-11-03
Death reason: euthanised: shot; foot probelms
Present / last location:Bronx Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1905-06-28Bronx Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) 1904-00-00
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Document updated2011-04-26: Previous locations, SSP, Death RE
2012-01-16: book
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† Congo is a dead foot problems Male ♂ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Bronx Zoo, in United States, from euthanised 1915-11-03. Official death reason described as shot; foot probelms.

The Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Bronx Zoo, in Bronx, New York, United States, since 1915-11-03.

(see detailed list).


Congo was born wild 1900, captured 1903 . and imported 1905?

Comments / pictures

Shot by the famous taxidermist and game hunter Carl Akeley.

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

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Richard Chiger


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