Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Munich Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Max  dead elephant


EEP nr8310


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 29 years old
Born:* 1968 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1997-04-30
Death reason: euthanised: foot problems
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Munich Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1983-06-09Munich Zoo
from Circus Atlas (Circus Frankello)

1974-00-00Circus Atlas (Circus Frankello)
from Safariland Groß-Gerau

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† Max is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1997-04-30 at Munich Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as foot problems.

Affiliated people

1: Dan Koehl (elephant keeper from 1991 to 1991)


Max was born wild 1968.

Comments / pictures

Article and Images at ShowMe Elephants: "John Romo Collection - Munich Zoo"

1983: attacked the elephant trainer
1979: attacked staff at circus

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Max, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Munich Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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