Ceyla’s Baptism



Ceyla’s Baptism, lithograph

15 x 21 cm

Creation year


R. and R. Schlageter-Hofmann, a wealthy couple from Zollikon near Zurich, donated a baby elephant from Sri Lanka to the Zurich Zoo in 1976, transport costs included. The donation was celebrated at a “christening party”, and the young lady elephant was christened “Ceyla-Himali”. Fritz drew the little Ceyla for the first time for the invitation card.

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