Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Opole Zoo in Poland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Taruka  dead elephant
Alternative name: Taraka


EEP nr5902


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Born:* 1955 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1959
Dead: 1996-08-10
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Opole Zoo, in Poland

Date of arrival

1959-08-19Opole Zoo
from Unknown

Record history
History of updates2009-11-19: 

Latest document update2021-09-18 12:35:06
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† Taruka is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1996-08-10 at Opole Zoo, in Poland, .


Taruka was born wild 1955, captured 1959 . and imported 1959?

Comments / pictures

EEG state origin Sumatra and that she arrived in July, not august

Records about Taruka from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Taruka:

5902 F ~ 1955 WILD WILD WILD ~ 1959 NONE Capture Taruka
OPOLE 19 Aug 1959 SS0001 Transfer
10 Aug 1996 Death
[Death by: Unknown means]

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Taruka, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Opole Zoo in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=291. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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