Zora (Zohra) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Unknown

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Zora (Zohra) at Unknown

Hamburg and Zora in Copenhagen Zoo 1934.
☨ Zora (Zohra)
ID nr:EEP Number: 3401 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Unknown
ArrivalUnknown 1938-00-00 from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1934-09-30
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1934-05-19
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1934-03-07
from Firma Ruhe
Firma Ruhe 1934-02-00
from Circus Kludsky
Born:* 1933-10-00 captive-born
in Circus Kludsky
Parents: Kludsk x Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk)
Siblings through the mother Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk):
  1. 1938-09-05(F) Hannolore
Zora (Zohra)s pedigree:
P I II III

Zora (Zohra)

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Kludsk

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Birma I (Hamburg, Hamburk)

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Document updated2009-09-09: variation on her name
2010-05-19: meaning of the name
2012-06-16: eep records
Records about Zora (Zohra) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Zora (Zohra):

3401 F ~ Oct 1933 UNK 0502 C KLUDSKY ~ Oct 1933 NONE Birth Zora
HANNOVER 7 Mar 1934 VII33 Loan to
L RUHE ~ 1934 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER ~ 1934 VII33 Loan to
COPENHAGE 19 May 1934 10685 Loan to
HANNOVER 30 Sep 1934 VII33 Loan to
CIRCUS ~ 1938 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online


Zora is a female name of Slavic origin whose meaning is dawn.

Zora was born in Vienna, shortly before bancrupsy of Circus Kludsky, and was almost killed by the mother.

Contradictory records:
EEG state birthmonth October/November



Hamburg (Birma ) and Zora,enroute to copenhagen 1934.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Zora (Zohra), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1555. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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