Eng an Asian elephant at Copenhagen Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Eng  
Eng, 1890
Eng, 1890

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 21 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 722
Born:* 1872 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1893-05-25
Death reason: disease
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of Arrival

1878-11-28Copenhagen Zoo from C. F. Koebke

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† Eng is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark, disease in 1893-05-25, colic(see detailed list).


Eng was born wild 1872.

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At 20th of May she refused to go out, was nervous, lay down and stood up again, showing signs of colic. Injection of morphine in the intestines did not help. From the 21st she did eat or drink.

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

722 F ~ 1872 WILD WILD THAILAND ~ 1872 NONE Birth ENG
COPENHAGE 28 Nov 1878 10364 Transfer
25 May 1893 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Eng, an Asian at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1146. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Zoo-nyt 2008. 2. sommer.


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