Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sofia Zoo in Bulgaria

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Savitri  dead elephant


EEP nr5506


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Born:* 1954 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2006-01-30
Death reason: age:
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1962-12-29
(dead † 1962-12-29)
stillborn EEP id: 6211

2. Born 1965-04-13
(dead † 1968)
Sofia EEP id: 6503

3. Born 1972-05-18
(dead † 1980)
Pascha II EEP id: 7210
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sofia Zoo, in Bulgaria

Date of arrival

1955-09-16Sofia Zoo
Record history
History of updates2009-03-07: birth year acc to EEG
2013-02-23: corr sex

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Savitri is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2006-01-30 at Sofia Zoo, in Bulgaria, .


  1. (M) 1962-12-29 -- † 1962-12-29 stillborn EEP id: 6211
  2. (F) 1965-04-13 -- † 1968 Sofia EEP id: 6503
  3. (M) 1972-05-18 -- † 1980 Pascha II EEP id: 7210


Savitri was born wild 1954.

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Contradictory records:

EEG state in doc 2002 birth year 1951

The rare anatomical finding showed altered nodular part from the Uterus wall. Through conventional and histochemical staining neoplasmatic formations were determined and diagnosis Fibroleiomyoma was established, which should not be accepted as the prime cause for the animals death.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Savitri, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sofia Zoo in Bulgaria. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Fibroleiomyoma in elephant uterus
  • Documentation 2002 - Elephants in European Zoos and Safari Parks published by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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