† Hans is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Menagerie du Paris Jardin des Plantes, in France, from disease 1802-02-17. Official death reason described as pneumonia.
The Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Bourges Museum of Natural History, in Bourges, France, since 1931-07-00.
Hans was born wild 1782 at Sri Lanka unspecified location, captured 1784 . and imported 1784, by ship from Ceylon, arriving at the port of Flushing in 1786.
The male elephant Hans is the oldest taxidermized specimen of elephant still in existence in France.
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