African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Estrella  dead elephant


EEP nr6603


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1964-06-00 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1966
Dead: 2013-07-04
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis/joint problems
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1997-03-20Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
from Cabarceno Zoo Obregon

1990-10-11Cabarceno Zoo Obregon
from St. Vrain Safaripark

Record history
History of updates2009-11-27: text
2011-12-25: arrival BD
2013-07-16: dead

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Estrella is a dead foot problems Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2013-07-04 at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as arthritis/joint problems.


Estrella was born wild 1964-06-00, captured 1966 .

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Contradictory records:

EEG claim arrival in BD on March 8th, while BD state she arrived there in March 20th.

Estrella did not have this house name until her arrival 1990 in Spain.
Identity of previous house names are not known.

Moved on from France as apparently attacked a keeper. Moved on from Spain as had difficulties in the Herd.

According to EEG/Haufellner, she was the largest female african elephant in europe.

2013-07-04: She was euthanized due to arthritis/joint problems that caused her to fall and was unable to get back up.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Estrella, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Chris Lucas, Blair Drummond Safari Park, United Kingdom
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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