Madura
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Knie in Switzerland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Madura  dead elephant

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 19 years old
Status:mankiller

People killed:1
Origin
Born:* 1965-08-04 captive-born
Birth place: in Knies Kinderzoo

Parents: Siam x ♀ Java
Death
Dead: 1984-06-21
Death location: Bad Gastein in Salzburg, Austria
Death reason: killed: shot
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Knie, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

Circus Knie
from Knies Kinderzoo

Record history
History of updates2010-09-23: new record
2018-05-04: death location

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Madura is a dead mankiller Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1984-06-21 at Circus Knie, in Switzerland, . Official death reason described as shot.

Origin


Madura was born captive-born 1965-08-04 at Knies Kinderzoo.

Parentage


Parents of Madura are: ♂ Siam (father) and ♀ Java (mother).

Siblings through the father Siam:

  1. 1963-02-15 -- † 1994-12-23 (M) Sahib Fridolin
  2. 1972-06-17 -- † 1972-06-17 () stillborn
  3. 1972-08-13 -- † 1972-08-13 (F) stillborn
  4. 1976-03-13 -- † 1976-08 (F) August
  5. 1978-06-21 -- † 2018/2019? (M) Kim
  6. 1982-06-12 -- † 2000-04-16 (F) Kuala
  7. 1987-03-28 -- † 1987-04-21 (F) Lola
  8. 1989-02-28 -- † 1997-09-25 (M) John (Ben)
  9. 1990-03-31 -- † 2000-06-19 (M) Poona (Salem)
  10. 1992-03-27 -- † 2009-10-29 (M) Sammy
  11. 1993-10-01(F) Nina
  12. 1996-03-17 -- † 1996-03-17 (F) stillborn (twin)
  13. 1996-07-01 -- † 1996-07-01 (M) stillborn (twin)
  14. 1998-05-04(M) Thisiam

Pedigree


Maduras ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Madura

Sire (f):
Siam

Born: 1945

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Dame m:
Java

Born: 1951

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Comments / pictures

1984-06-19: Killed the Moroccan elephantkeeper Mohammed Hanzi 19th of June during morning training in Bad Gastein in Salzburg, Austria. The captive born elephant Madura was shot two days afterwards.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Madura, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Knie in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 November 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1620. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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