African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Peaugres Safaripark in France

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Myntrik  dead elephant


EEP nr9805


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 20 years old
Born:* 1984 wild
Birth place: in Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve)
Capture: 1987
Dead: 2004-01-30
Death reason: euthanised: Positive Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Peaugres Safaripark, in France

Date of arrival

1998-07-13Peaugres Safaripark
from Boras Zoo

1998-05-26Boras Zoo
from Kolmarden Zoo

1987-02-21Kolmarden Zoo
from Wingst Baby Zoo

1985-00-00Wingst Baby Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

Firma Ruhe
from Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve)

Record history
History of updates2009-11-29: corr death date

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Myntrik is a dead sick Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2004-01-30 at Peaugres Safaripark, in France, . Official death reason described as Positive Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test.


Myntrik was born wild 1984 at Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve), captured 1987 .

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Myntrik brought Tuberculosis from Kolmarden Zoo to Boras Zoo and Peugres.

2004-12-08: Positive Tuberculosis Trunk-wash test

2004-01-31: TB on post mortem, confirmed by culture

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Myntrik, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Peaugres Safaripark in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Kolmarden Zoo records, Sven Mellgren
  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Peter Stolk, Netherlands
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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