Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo) in Russia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Kung  dead elephant


EEP nr0801


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Born:* 1908 wild
Birth place: in Vietnam unspecified location
Capture: 1910
Dead: 1957-09-13
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1956-12-19
(dead † 1959-04-07)
Lexi EEP id: 5607
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo), in Russia

Date of arrival

1954-10-09Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo)
from Vietnam unspecified location

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History of updates2011-12-27: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Kung is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1957-09-13 at Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo), in Russia, .


  1. (M) 1956-12-19 -- † 1959-04-07 Lexi EEP id: 5607


Kung was born wild 1908 at Vietnam unspecified location, captured 1910 .

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

0801 F ~ 1908 WILD WILD VIETNAM ~ 1908 NONE Birth KUNG
ST PETERS 9 Oct 1954 MK0102 Transfer
13 Sep 1957 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kung, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo) in Russia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2028. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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