Madura an Asian elephant at Circus Knie


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

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

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

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Circus Knie
from Knies Kinderzoo

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

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

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 pedigree:
P I II III

Madura

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Siam

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Java

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Madura, an Asian at Circus Knie in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 January 2021 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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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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