African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk) in Poland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Mongu  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Born:* 1973
Birth place:
Imported:1980 by E.A.G. van den Brink
Dead: 2006-08-19
Death reason: disease: stomach ulcus
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk), in Poland

Date of arrival

1991-07-24Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk)
from Rostock Zoo

1987-07-10Rostock Zoo
from Dresden Zoo

1980-11-01Dresden Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink

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History of updates2020-10-03

Latest document update2021-09-18 07:46:45
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† Mongu is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2006-08-19 at Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk), in Poland, . Official death reason described as stomach ulcus.


Mongu was born 1973. and imported 1980 by E.A.G. van den Brink

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EEG state Mongu as born 1974/1975.

Mongu came through animal trader van den Brink 1980 to Dresden Zoo in Germany. Eventually she came more and more aggressive and was transfered 1987 to Rostock Zoo, Germany, and then to Gdansk (Danzig) Zoo, where she spent some years with two asian females. She was living there alone, until Danzig recieved Vicky, confiscated from Circus Giovanni Althoff.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Mongu, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jana Havlová
  • Jörg Burger, head elephantkeeper, Dresden Zoo
  • Article by Olaf Tietz, head elephantkeeper Zoo Rostock, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus magazine, nr 9-2006, p 30
  • EEG Magazine nr 16, Dec 2009, by'>European Elephant Group

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Categories2006 deaths | 1973 births | Born in South Africa | 1980 imports | Elephants from Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk) | Poland | African savanna elephants

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