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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ♀ K  dead elephant
Elephant K and Zoo visitor Jens Madsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Elephant K and Zoo visitor Jens Madsen, Copenhagen, Denmark


EEP nr2303


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1923-10-09 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1964-11-26
Death reason: anesthesia: Anesthesia, Cardiovascular Trauma
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of arrival

1929-05-30Copenhagen Zoo
from East Asiatic Company

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History of updates2012-06-15: eep records

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† K is a dead foot problems Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1964-11-26 at Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark, . Official death reason described as Anesthesia, Cardiovascular Trauma.


K was born wild 1923-10-09.

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K Came together with Ø on the ship M/S Lalandia as a gift from Østasiatisk Kompagni (East asian company), therefore their strange names. When Ø was sold she lived the the rest of her life alone.

1957 in March problems with left frontleg. She was kept offhand and had anesthesia for foot care. She never recovered, and died the morning afterwards. On Uterus was found myomas.

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

2303 F 9 Oct 1923 WILD WILD THAILAND 9 Oct 1923 NONE Birth K
COPENHAGE 30 May 1929 10373 Transfer
26 Nov 1964 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). K, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Elefanter i Köpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark

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