Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Berlin Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Omar  dead elephant


EEP nr761


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Status:foot problems
Born:* wild
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Dead: 1903
Death reason: euthanised: hanged because of foot abcess
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Berlin Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1881-04-17Berlin Zoo
from London Zoo

1876-05-17London Zoo
from Unknown

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History of updates2012-05-29: eep records, nr

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† Omar is a dead foot problems Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1903 at Berlin Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as hanged because of foot abcess.


Omar was born wild at India unspecified location.

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Gift from Edward VII of England.

Contradictory records:

EEP stat arrival in Berlin 1882-04-06

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

761 M ???? WILD WILD INDIA ???? NONE Birth OMAR
PUBLIC ~ Jan 1876 NONE Transfer
LONDON RP 17 May 1876 938 Loan to
BERLINZOO 6 Apr 1882 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Omar, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Berlin Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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