Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Berlin Zoo in Germany

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


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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: 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
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Berlin Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1905-06-08Berlin Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

1904-11-00Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Giza Zoological Garden

Record history
History of updates2021-12-20

Latest document update2021-01-31 14:49:19
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† Harry is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1934-07-08 at Berlin Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as sepsis from a tooth fistula?.


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.

Harry in Berlin Zoo
"Elefantenpagoda, with Harry, 1930.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Harry, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Berlin Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1269. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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