African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
unknown at Versailles menagerie


 ☨ ♀ unknown  
Taxidermy locationParis National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France

Identification


Description

Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 17 years old
Origin
Born:* 1664 unknown
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Death
Dead: 1681-01-22
Death reason: unknown:
Locations
Present / last location:Versailles menagerie, in France

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1665-00-00Versailles menagerie

Document updated2010-09-22: species, arrival, origin country, source
2012-02-25: cyclotis
2013-03-31: a thief cut of a tusk at the museum
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Description

† unknown is a dead Female ♀ African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Versailles menagerie, in France, 1681-01-22.

The Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Paris National Museum of Natural History, in Paris, France, since 1681-00-00.

(see detailed list).

Origin


unknown was born unknown 1664 at Africa unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

2013-03-31: Police in France have arrested a man for allegedly breaking into the Museum of Natural History in Paris, and cutting a tusk off the skeleton of an elephant that once belonged to a French king.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). unknown, African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Versailles menagerie in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 July 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5976. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • The African Forest Elephant and its status in captivity. Part 1: Europe, by Don Cousins, International Zoo News No. 251 (41/2) March 1994
  • Page 57, The Wild Elephants and the Method of Capturing and Taming it in Ceylon, by J. Emerson Tennent
  • Memoires Pour Servir L'Histoire Naturelle
  • Page 258, Elephants: A Cultural and Natural History, by Karl Groning and Martin Saller

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  • Categories1681 deaths | Paris National Museum of Natural History Taxidermy | 1664 births | Born in Congo | Elephants from Versailles menagerie | France | African forest elephants



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