Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Glasgow Zoo in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Freda  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Sri Lanka unspecified location
Imported:1948? by Circus Chipperfield
Dead: 1954
Death reason: disease: serious gastric complaint
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Glasgow Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1948-00-00Glasgow Zoo
from Circus Chipperfield

1948-03-00Circus Chipperfield
from Port of Colombo

1948-00-00Port of Colombo
from Sri Lanka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2012-09-04: 
2021-09-16: Importer Circus Chipperfield

Latest document update2021-09-16 18:42:57
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† Freda is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1954 at Glasgow Zoo, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as serious gastric complaint.


Freda was born wild at Sri Lanka unspecified location. and imported 1948? by Circus Chipperfield

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1947-1948: She is said to have been part of a 30 elephants import (during 3 imports in 1947 and 1948) by Circus Chipperfield.
1954: Cause of death, in the spring of 1954, was a “serious gastric complaint”

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Freda, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Glasgow Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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