African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Beekse Bergen Safaripark in Netherlands

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Olga  dead elephant


EEP nr8508


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 24 years old
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1988
Dead: 2009-08-20
Death reason: euthanised: injured during attack from other elephants
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Beekse Bergen Safaripark, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

1988-05-26Beekse Bergen Safaripark
Record history
History of updates2009-08-21: death

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† Olga is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2009-08-20 at Beekse Bergen Safaripark, in Netherlands, . Official death reason described as injured during attack from other elephants.


Olga was born wild 1985, captured 1988 .

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Olga was injured during a riot with some of the other elephants. One or two elephants pushed her down and and another elephant ran into her (the keepers don't know what precisely happened). Her injuries were so sever that she had to be euthanised.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Olga, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Beekse Bergen Safaripark in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1422. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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