African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
unknown at Vrijburgh royal menagerie

 ☨ ⚪ unknown  



Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:unknown < 1, unknown age
Born:* unknown
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Vrijburgh royal menagerie, in Brazil

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Vrijburgh royal menagerie
from John Maurice of Orange
John Maurice of Orange
from Dutch West India Company
Dutch West India Company
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† unknown is a dead unknown African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), , who died at Vrijburgh royal menagerie, in Brazil, . (see detailed list).


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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.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). unknown, African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) located at Vrijburgh royal menagerie in Brazil. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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