Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Hitam  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationWashington National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States


Museum accession number NMNH USNM 240939
Local id Number NZP 2884
SSP nr484


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus sumatranus
Sex and age:Female ♀ 9 years old
Characteristics: skull, skeleton
Born:* 1916 wild
Birth place: in Sumatra unspecified location
Dead: 1925-06-26
Death reason: shot: sarcoma of the stomach
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of arrival

1918-12-10Smithsonian National Zoological Park
from Firma Ruhe

Firma Ruhe
from Sumatra unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2021-07-29

Latest document update2021-07-28 18:03:03
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† Hitam is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1925-06-26 at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States, . Official death reason described as sarcoma of the stomach.

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Washington National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC, United States, since 1925-06-26.


Hitam was born wild 1916 at Sumatra unspecified location.

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Origin: Sumatra

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Hitam, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 March 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2567. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1925 deaths | Washington National Museum of Natural History Taxidermy | 1916 births | Born in Indonesia | Elephants from Smithsonian National Zoological Park | United States | Asian elephants

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