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

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Syn (Sjun)  dead elephant


EEP nr0703


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 75 years old
Born:* 1907 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1982
Death reason: euthanised:
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)
Record history
History of updates2011-12-27: text
2012-06-13: eep records

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Syn (Sjun) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1982 at Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo), in Russia, .


Total: 1 babies

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


Syn (Sjun) was born wild 1907.

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Records about Syn (Sjun) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Syn (Sjun):

0703 M ~ 1907 WILD WILD VIETNAM ~ 1907 NONE Birth SYN
ST PETERS 9 Oct 1954 MK0103 Transfer
11 May 1982 Death
[Death by: Euthanasia (medical) ı Given to an institution: ı Musculoskeletal ı

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Syn (Sjun), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo) in Russia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 August 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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