Khartoum an African savanna elephant at Bronx Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Khartoum  
Khartoum in Bronx Zoo in 1922.
Khartoum in Bronx Zoo in 1922.

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 28 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (304)
Body height: 2.87 meter, 9.4 feet
Body weight: 2727.27 kg, 6000.00 lbs
Born:* 1903 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1931-10-23
Death reason: disease: heart failure
Present / last location:Bronx Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival

1907-06-25Bronx Zoo from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Document updated2010-11-12: height and weight
2011-04-26: Birth, SSP RE
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† Khartoum is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Bronx Zoo, in United States, disease in 1931-10-23, heart failure(see detailed list).


Khartoum was born wild 1903.

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I think the tallest elephant I have ever seen alive is the big African now in the New York Zoological Park. He is 9 feet, 3 ¼ inches tall, and is estimated to weigh 6ooo pounds. He is vicious and cannot be handled. He has worn off his tusks back beyond the lips by fighting the bars of his enclosure. One needs only to look at the rounded forehead and much smaller brain case of the African elephant to expect less intelligence from him than from his Asiatic cousin.
W. Henry Sheak, The Elephant in Captivity, Natural History, September-October 1922

Khartoum grew to rival the height of Jumbo. His standing measurement when alive was 10' '81/2" and when he was measured after he died he measured 10' 10".
Richard Chiger

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Khartoum, an African savanna at Bronx Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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