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Hilda at Prospect Park Zoo

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Female ♀ Asian elephant Hilda at Prospect Park Zoo

Hilda after falling in the dry moat 1938.
† Hilda
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 724 Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 731 Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 749 8 years old
Dead date: 1938-09-08
Death reason: euthanised: shot; knocked into dry moat by Bill
Location:Prospect Park Zoo
ArrivedProspect Park Zoo
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Born:1930 wild
Document updated2011-05-03: Death RE
2011-11-08: picture

The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."


Sources, among others

  • Richard Chiger
  • Ron Ellis, prev. head elephant keeper, Prospect Park Zoo
  • http://www.asianelephant.net/newyorkpp/newyorkpp.htm
  • http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70D12FB345C1B7A93C3A9178BD95F4C8385F9
  • Asian Elephant Studbook 2003-2005, AZA North America (PDF) by Mike Keele and Karen Lewis

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