Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Budapest Zoo in Hungary

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Zitta  dead elephant


EEP nr8605


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2011-04-07
Death reason: : bacterial infection and toxicozis
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Budapest Zoo, in Hungary

Date of arrival

1996-10-21Budapest Zoo
from Emmen Zoo

1986-05-12Emmen Zoo
from Wassenaar Zoo

Record history
History of updates2011-04-07: dead
2012-07-31: alt death day
2012-09-02: corrected death date

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Zitta is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2011-04-07 at Budapest Zoo, in Hungary, . Official death reason described as bacterial infection and toxicozis.


Zitta was born wild 1969.

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2007-12-05:Real estate developer adopts elephant Zitta in Budapest zoo

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Zitta, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Budapest Zoo in Hungary. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=281. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • EEG Magazine nr 19, July 2011, by http://www.elefanten-schutz-europa.de/'>European Elephant Group
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Edward Zuiderwijk, Netherlands

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