Siporex an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Hannover Zoo

☨ Siporex
ID Number:EEP Number: 6610 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 33 years old
Body height: 3.24 meter, 10.6 feet
Dead date: 1999-11-23
Death reason: anesthesia: foot problemss
Location:Hannover Zoo
ArrivalHannover Zoo 1973-10-03
from Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
Born:* 1966-06-21 captive-born
in Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
Parents: Frank x Lene (Lena)
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1985-02-18 -- † 1985-02-18 stillborn, EEP nr: 8512
Siporexs pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2012-02-29: 
Siporex was sponsored from the concrete factory SIPOREX in Denmark

1988-06-16: While he was still in free-contact, Siporex attacked the head elephantkeeper Rolf Amelung badly during training performance. After this he was kept off-hand, and got worse feet.

According to Rolf Amelung he was about 3,24 meters high by shoulders.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Siporex, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Hannover Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=277. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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