Doruma (Pinky)
African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) at
Bronx Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Doruma (Pinky)  dead elephant
Postcard with Pinky in Bronx Zoo.
Postcard with Pinky in Bronx Zoo.
Taxidermy locationBronx Zoo, Bronx, New York, United States


Museum accession number M-217099
SSP nr313


Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 32 years old
Born:* 1938 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1944
Dead: 1970-03-01
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bronx Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

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

Record history
History of updates2022-05-05

Latest document update2021-07-28 09:29:11
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† Doruma (Pinky) is a dead Female ♀ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died 1970-03-01 at Bronx Zoo, in United States, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Bronx Zoo, in Bronx, New York, United States, since 1970-03-01.


Doruma (Pinky) was born wild 1938, captured 1944 .

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Doruma (Pinky) in Bronx Zoo

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Doruma (Pinky), African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Bronx Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Richard Chiger
  • Sandra Shoshani

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Categories1970 deaths | Bronx Zoo Taxidermy | 1938 births | Born in Congo | 1944 captures | Elephants from Bronx Zoo | United States | African forest elephants

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