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

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Ashok  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationWashington National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States


Museum accession number NMNH USNM 313713
SSP nr486


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 12 years old
Characteristics: Skull
Born:* 1947 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1959-10-01
Death reason: euthanised:
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Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of arrival

1950-04-16Smithsonian National Zoological Park
from Mysore Zoo

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History of updates2021-07-29

Latest document update2021-07-28 05:37:45
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† Ashok is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1959-10-01 at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States, .

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 1959-10-00.


Ashok was born wild 1947.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Ashok, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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