Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Chester Zoo in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Molly  dead elephant


EEP nr3405


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 21 years old
Born:* 1934 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1955-04-24
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1942-00-00Chester Zoo
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† Molly is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1955-04-24 at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as arthritis.


Molly was born wild 1934.

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Records about Molly from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Molly:

3405 F ~ 1934 WILD WILD SRI LANK ~ 1934 NONE Birth MOLLY
PUBLIC ~ 1941 NONE Transfer
CHESTER ~ 1942 H1787 Loan to
1 Jan 1945 H1787 Ownership
24 Apr 1955 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Molly, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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