Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Zlin Lesna-Got Zoo in Czech Republic

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sumatra  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old
Born:* 1914 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1959
Death reason: disease: rheumatism
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Zlin Lesna-Got Zoo, in Czech Republic

Date of arrival

1958-00-00Zlin Lesna-Got Zoo
from Circus Amar

1934-02-22Circus Amar
from Firma Ruhe

1934-02-22Firma Ruhe
from Circus Kludsky

1923-00-00Circus Kludsky
from George B. Chapman

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† Sumatra is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1959 at Zlin Lesna-Got Zoo, in Czech Republic, . Official death reason described as rheumatism.


Sumatra was born wild 1914.

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1926: in Turin during a spring carneval, scared by petards and ran through the streets of Turin.

1958: She was in a bad shape when she arrived to Zoo Zlin and a part of her left front leg had to be amputated.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sumatra, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Zlin Lesna-Got Zoo in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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