Petr II
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) in Czech Republic

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Petr II  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 10 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1967 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Dead: 1977-03-15
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), in Czech Republic

Date of arrival

1969-07-16Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
from Kruger National Park

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History of updates2010-09-23: 

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† Petr II is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1977-03-15 at Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), in Czech Republic, . Official death reason described as aggressive.


Petr II was born wild 1967 at Kruger National Park.

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1977-03-15: attacked and killed the elephantkeeper Mr. Jiri Cernohorsky

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Petr II, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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