Iris an Asian elephant at Twycross Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Iris  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 30 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 6704

People killed:1
Born:* 1966-12-00 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1996-09-06
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Twycross Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival

1967-00-00Twycross Zoo

Document updated2009-08-08: EEP, Death, Text
2012-08-27: death victim
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† Iris is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Twycross Zoo, in United Kingdom, from unknown reasons in 1996-09-06, (see detailed list).


Iris was born wild 1966-12-00.

Comments / pictures

1991-08-04: Headbutted and killed head keeper Roy Lock.

For most, if not all, of her life Iris was kept as a single elephant.
The EEP has no full recorded date of arrival.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Iris, an Asian at Twycross Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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