Sabi an African savanna elephant at La Fleche Zoo (Zoo de la Fleche)

 ☨ ♀ Sabi  
Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 7009
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1970
Dead date: 2005-05-12
Death reason: killed: by Katka
Present / last location:La Fleche Zoo (Zoo de la Fleche), in France

Date of Arrival

2004-03-30Kruger National Park from Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) 1970-08-06
from Dvur Kralove Zoo
Dvur Kralove Zoo 1970-00-00
from Kruger National Park

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† Sabi is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at La Fleche Zoo (Zoo de la Fleche), in France, killed in 2005-05-12, by Katka(see detailed list).


Sabi was born wild 1969 in Kruger National Park, captured 1970 .

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2005-05-12:Sabi who at this time was peacefully eating some hay. Without any forewarning signs (she was also eating some hay) and arriving violently behind Sabi, Katka has pushed and lifted her, taking Sabi between her rear legs and at her bottom. Sabi has lost her balance and falled the head up-side-down and turned toward her back, on a rock. With the weight of her body and in such circumstances, she broke her neck immediatly and died within 2 or 3 minutes in this position without any attempt from her to try to move.
Cyril HUE, DVM, Zoo de La Flèche

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Sabi, an African savanna at La Fleche Zoo (Zoo de la Fleche) in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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