Taku (Taki, Chajeng)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Augsburg Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Taku (Taki, Chajeng)  dead elephant


EEP nr6214


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1988-08-15
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Augsburg Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1984-04-27Augsburg Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

1983-10-03Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Boras Zoo

1982-05-26Boras Zoo
from Copenhagen Zoo

1981-09-29Copenhagen Zoo
from Boras Zoo

1980-10-17Boras Zoo
from Furuviksparken

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History of updates2020-09-27

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† Taku (Taki, Chajeng) is a dead sick Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1988-08-15 at Augsburg Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).


Taku (Taki, Chajeng) was born wild 1962.

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When she arrived in Furuvik her name was Chajeng, which was later changed to Taku. After Furuvuk she was transfered to Boras. Taku came from Boras Zoo to Hagenbecks, where she was trained for riding operations, and after this she was sold to Augsburg Zoo in Bavaria.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Taku (Taki, Chajeng), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Augsburg Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1872. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Marcus Linder, head elephant keeper, Augsburg Zoo

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