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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Benga  dead elephant


EEP nr8407


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1970
Dead: 1999-07-15
Death reason: disease: Bacterial infection
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1981-07-00 Baby

2. Born 1996-01-09
(dead † 1996-01-09)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen), in Germany

Date of arrival

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Rotterdam Zoo

1985-05-00Rotterdam Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

1984-05-27Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Circus Kendler

Record history
History of updates2023-05-15

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Benga is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1999-07-15 at Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen), in Germany, . Official death reason described as Bacterial infection.


  1. (F) 1981-07-00 Baby
  2. (M) 1996-01-09 -- † 1996-01-09 stillborn


Benga was born wild 1966, captured 1970 .

Comments / pictures

Benga was sent to Rotterdam in the eighties for cover, which was unsuccesful.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Benga, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1326. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Dan Koehl

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