Northafrican elephant


Loxodonta pharaoensis

Fossils from Northafrican elephant has been found in Africa, where they developed in the middle Pliocene.

The oldest known zoological collection in the world was revealed during excavations at Nekhen in 2009 of Hierakonpolis zoo in Egypt, a menagerie that dates to c. 3500 BC. The animals included Northafrican elephant hippopotami, hartebeest, baboons, and African wildcats.

3 Northafrican elephants

IndexNameSpecies
Sex
OriginAgeBirthDeath dateParentsArrivalPresent or last Location
1+ ♂ -Hierakonpolis elephant Tomb 33-LP
M
unknown years(very wrong, db errors...) x Hierakonpolis Nekhen royal menagerie
2+ ♂ -Hierakonpolis elephant Tomb 24-LP
M
unknown years(very wrong, db errors...) x Hierakonpolis Nekhen royal menagerie
3+ ♂ -Victor-LP
M
unknown years(very wrong, db errors...) x King Pyrrhus of Epirus


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