Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Belo Horizonte Zoobotanica in Brazil

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Margarita  dead elephant
Margarita displayed as museum specimen.
Margarita as museum specimen. This image is inline deepink from an external server, inline linking does not directly infringe copyright but can be removed on request.
Margarita is at far right.
Margarita is at far right.
Alternative name: Margarete
Taxidermy locationPontificia Catholic University Museum, Belo Horizonte, Brazil



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Death location: Belo Horizonte Zoobotanica
Death reason: :
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Belo Horizonte Zoobotanica, in Brazil

Date of arrival

Belo Horizonte Zoobotanica
from South America unspecified circus

Record history
History of updates2023-11-26

Latest document update2021-07-04 18:58:40
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† Margarita is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Belo Horizonte Zoobotanica, in Brazil, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Pontificia Catholic University Museum, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


Margarita was born wild at Asia unspecified location.

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Margarita was the the only Asian elephant to ever live at the zoo. She used to belong to a circus, and was sent to live in BH zoo at some point in the 1980's.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Margarita, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Belo Horizonte Zoobotanica in Brazil. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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CategoriesPontificia Catholic University Museum Taxidermy | Elephants from Belo Horizonte Zoobotanica | Brazil | Asian elephants

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