Madura an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Circus Knie

☨ Madura
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 19 years old
Status:mankiller
Dead date: 1984-06-21, Bad Gastein in Salzburg, Austria
Death reason: killed: shot
People killed:1
Location:Circus Knie
ArrivalCircus Knie from Knies Kinderzoo
Born:* 1965-08-04 captive-born
in Knies Kinderzoo
Parents: Siam x Java
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
Maduras pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2010-09-23: new record
2018-05-04: death location
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

Koehl, D., (2020). Madura, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Circus Knie in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1620. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

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

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