† unknown is a dead unknown African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Vrijburgh royal menagerie, in Brazil, . (see detailed list).
unknown was born unknown .
An African forest elephant was delivered by the Dutch West India Company to Prince John Maurice of Orange, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, and governor of the Dutch possessions in Brazil in 1636.
Prince John Maurice built the Vrijhof, or palace 1640, on the island of Antonio Vaz island, Mauritzstad.
Close to the palace, Prince John Maurice founded a small zoo, where the elephant was kept, and where the artist Albert Eckhout, made a chalk drawing of a young African forest elephant with tusks.
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