Petr I (Peter)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Ostrava Zoo in Czech Republic

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Petr I (Peter)  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 18 years old
Born:* 1950 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1968-01-05
Death reason: disease: myocardium attack
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ostrava Zoo, in Czech Republic

Date of arrival

1965-06-28Ostrava Zoo
from Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)

Record history
History of updates2021-03-01

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Petr I (Peter) is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1968-01-05 at Ostrava Zoo, in Czech Republic, . Official death reason described as myocardium attack.


Petr I (Peter) was born wild 1950.

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Peter was the second elephant of the Ostrava Zoo, transferred from the Prague Zoo in 1965 to replace Joe. Prague was no longer able to house the Adult breeding male elephant; Ostrava was the only location with minimum requirements to accommodate the animal.

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The Ostrava Zoo's website announces Peter's arrival as 1965-07-30.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Petr I (Peter), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Ostrava Zoo in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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