Katka an African savanna elephant at Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk)

♀ Katka


EEP nr7006


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk), in Poland

Date of Arrival
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2006-10-27Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk)
from La Fleche Zoo
La Fleche Zoo 1998-04-16
from Dvur Kralove Zoo

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

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

In Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk), Katka lives together with 1 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Vicky born <1966
  2. , (see detailed list).


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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Katka, an African savanna elephant at Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2248. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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