Olga at Beekse Bergen Safaripark

† Olga
ID Number:EEP Number: 8508 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 24 years
Dead date: 2009-08-20
Death reason: euthanised: injured during attack from other elephants
Location:Beekse Bergen Safaripark
ArrivedBeekse Bergen Safaripark 1988-05-26
Born:1985 wild Zimbabwe
Capture: 1988
Document updated2009-08-21: death
Olga was injured during a riot with some of the other elephants. One or two elephants pushed her down and and another elephant ran into her (the keepers don't know what precisely happened). Her injuries were so sever that she had to be euthanised.

Sources, among others

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Elly Louws
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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