Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Usti nad Labem Zoo in Czech Republic

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Kala  dead elephant

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Taxidermy locationUniversity of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic


EEP nr8518


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place: in Vietnam unspecified location
Freight:Air cargo
Dead: 2019-02-04
Death location: Usti nad Labem Zoo
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Usti nad Labem Zoo, in Czech Republic

Date of arrival

1985-11-30Usti nad Labem Zoo
from Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)

Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
from Vietnam unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2018-05-10:

Latest document update2020-04-03 18:43:32
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† Kala is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2019-02-04 at Usti nad Labem Zoo, in Czech Republic, . Official death reason described as collapsed.

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem, in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, since 2021-12-00.


Kala was born wild 1985 at Vietnam unspecified location. and imported 1985, Air cargo

Comments / pictures

Kala was for some time the only elephant in Usti, and became highly dependant on her first keeper in Usti, Mr. Petr Korda

2000: Ultrasound examination of Kala: atrophic ovaries overgrown in a mass of fat tissue falling into abdominal, cystic degeneration of endometrial - by guess more than 500 cysts, further on cysts on vagina, the end of fertile period was discovered, what additionally confirmed also results of blood test.

2019-02-05: collapsed in the out enclosure during Monday, and was humanly euthased

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kala, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Usti nad Labem Zoo in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1627. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2019 deaths | University of Jan Evangelista in Ústí nad Labem Taxidermy | 1985 births | EEP | 1985 imports | Elephants from Usti nad Labem Zoo | Czech Republic | Asian elephants

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