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

 ☨ ♀ Doruma (Pinky)  
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:
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 updated2011-04-26: Birth, Previous locations, SSP RE
2011-12-12: picture
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† Doruma (Pinky) is a dead Female ♀ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Bronx Zoo, in United States, from euthanised 1970-03-01.

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

(see detailed list).


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

Comments / pictures

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Doruma (Pinky), 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:

  • Richard Chiger
  • Sandra Shoshani


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