Savitri an Asian elephant at Sofia Zoo

☨ Savitri
ID nr:EEP Number: 5506 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Dead date: 2006-01-30
Death reason: age:
Location:Sofia Zoo
ArrivalSofia Zoo 1955-09-16
Born:* 1954 wild
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1962-12-29 -- † 1962-12-29 stillborn, EEP nr: 6211
  2. (F) 1965-04-13 -- † 1968 Sofia, EEP nr: 6503
  3. (M) 1972-05-18 -- † 1980 Pascha II, EEP nr: 7210
Document updated2009-03-07: birth year acc to EEG
2013-02-23: corr sex
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, D., (2020). Savitri, an Asian at Sofia Zoo in Bulgaria. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=280. (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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