Katka at Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk)

ID Number:EEP Number: 7006 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 48 years old
Location:Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk)
ArrivedDanzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk) 2006-10-27
from La Fleche Zoo (Zoo de la Fleche)
La Fleche Zoo (Zoo de la Fleche) 1998-04-16
from Dvur Kralove Zoo
Dvur Kralove Zoo 1971-08-22
Born:1970 wild Kenya
Document updated2009-03-01: Text
2005-05-12:Sabi who at this time was peacefully eating some hay. Without any forewarning signs (she was also eating some hay) and arriving violently behind Sabi, Katka has pushed and lifted her, taking Sabi between her rear legs and at her bottom. Sabi has lost her balance and falled the head up-side-down and turned toward her back, on a rock. With the weight of her body and in such circumstances, she broke her neck immediatly and died within 2 or 3 minutes in this position without any attempt from her to try to move.
Cyril HUE, DVM, Zoo de La Flèche

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