African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Zangelima (Barney) at Bronx Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Zangelima (Barney)  



Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Born:* 1932 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1944
Dead: 1952-11-14
Death reason: killed: shot, agressive
Present / last location:Bronx Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1946-10-08Bronx Zoo
from Gangala-na-Bodio Elephant Domestication Center

Document updated2010-04-25: 
2011-04-26: Birth, Death, Previous locations, SSP RE
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† Zangelima (Barney) is a dead Male ♂ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Bronx Zoo, in United States, from killed 1952-11-14. Official death reason described as shot, agressive. (see detailed list).


Zangelima (Barney) was born wild 1932, captured 1944 .

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Zangelima (Barney), 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
  • Sandra Shoshani


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