Dora at Poznan Zoo

† Dora
ID Number:EEP Number: 0203 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Dead date: 1941-03-03
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Poznan Zoo
ArrivedPoznan Zoo 1910-05-25
from Cologne Zoo (Zoo Köln)
Cologne Zoo (Zoo Köln) 1905-00-00
Born:1902 wild India
Document updated2009-09-26: corr year of death
2009-10-23: country of origin
Contradictory records:
Written sources claim she did not die in 1941, but 1944:
"Dora died in 1944/45, shot by soldiers."

Records about Dora from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Dora:

0203 F ~ 1902 WILD WILD KOLN ~ 1905 NONE Transfer DORA
POZNAN 25 May 1910 NONE Transfer
3 Mar 1941 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Sources, among others

  • Olga Dabrowska, Poznan Zoo
  • P. Rachowiak
  • Ogród Zoologiczny w Poznaniu - dzieje i perspektywy rozwoju. red.:Urbanski J., Taborski A., Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa, Poznan 1975

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