Katka
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk) in Poland

Biography
♀ Katka

Identification

EEP nr7006

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 54 years old
Management:Unknown
Origin
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk), in Poland

Date of arrival

2006-10-27Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk)
from La Fleche Zoo

1998-04-16La Fleche Zoo
from Dvur Kralove Zoo

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History of updates2020-10-03

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Biography


Katka is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk), in Poland.

Katka arrived in 2006-10-27 to the Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk), relocated from the La Fleche Zoo, in France.


Social

Katka lives together with 1 other elephants at the Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Vicky born <1966


Origin

Katka was born wild 1970.


Comments / pictures

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 list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Katka, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2248. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1970 births | Born in Kenya | EEP | Elephants from Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk) | Poland | African savanna elephants


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