Harry an Asian elephant at Berlin Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Harry  
Harry around 1920, before he broke his tusks
Harry around 1920, before he broke his tusks


EEP nr00


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 44 years old
Body height: 3.10 meter, 10.2 feet

People killed:?
Born:* 1890 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1934-07-08
Death reason: disease: sepsis from a tooth fistula?
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1906-12-18
(dead † 1907-01-12)
Editha EEP id: 0602

2. Born 1928-09-20
(dead † 1939)
Kalifa II EEP id: 2801
Present / last location:Berlin Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1905-06-08Berlin Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) 1904-11-00
from Giza Zoological Garden

Document updated2012-02-29: height, mankiller
2020-05-08: corrected birth year from 1880 to 1890, +picture, reason of death
2021-01-29: picture from 1930, maybe not mankiller
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† Harry is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Berlin Zoo, in Germany, of disease in 1934-07-08. Official death reason described as sepsis from a tooth fistula?. (see detailed list).


Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 1906-12-18 -- † 1907-01-12 Editha EEP id: 0602
  2. (F) 1928-09-20 -- † 1939 Kalifa II EEP id: 2801


Harry was born wild 1890.

Comments / pictures

Harry was one of the larger bulls ever.

Mankiller: After he broke his tusks, he started to attack the cows, and also attacked, (possible even killed?) an elephant keeper, why he was kept isolated.

"Elefantenpagoda, with Harry, 1930.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Harry, an Asian elephant at Berlin Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1269. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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