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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Twycross Zoo in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Iris  dead elephant


EEP nr6704


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 30 years old

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

Date of arrival

1967-00-00Twycross Zoo
Record history
History of updates2009-08-08: EEP, Death, Text
2012-08-27: death victim

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Iris is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1996-09-06 at Twycross Zoo, in United Kingdom, .


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Iris, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Twycross Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1609. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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