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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Woburn Safari Park in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Anakoli  dead elephant
Anakoli in Woburn, with elephant keeper Andrew Padley, 1989.
Anakoli in Woburn, with elephant keeper Andrew Padley, 1989.



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1963 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1996
Death reason: euthanised: foot problemss
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Woburn Safari Park, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1986-00-00Woburn Safari Park
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Jyllands Park Zoo (Jyllands Mini-Zoo - Havnstrup Zoo)

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History of updates2012-04-11: 

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† Anakoli is a dead foot problems Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1996 at Woburn Safari Park, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as foot problemss.


Anakoli was born wild 1963.

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She was reputed to be the largest Asian cow in Europe and was a lot bigger than the other cows in the Herd and therefore the Matriarch. She was a stunning animal who I had a great relationship with. She was even bigger than the bull at the time who was Luka that is now at Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm.
Andrew Padley

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Anakoli, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Woburn Safari Park in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1427. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Karl Kock, Hamburg, Germany, 1985.
  • Andrew Padley, UK.

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