Vauka an African savanna elephant at Kronberg Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Vauka  


EEP nr5501


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 22 years old
Body height: 3.40 meter, 11.2 feet
Born:* 1955 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1977-10-00
Death reason: euthanised: agressive and the stalls were not good enough to keep him
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1965-08-28
(dead † 1982)
Afrika EEP id: 6502

2. Born 1968-04-15
(dead † 1981)
Afrikano EEP id: 6808
Present / last location:Kronberg Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
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1955-06-01Kronberg Zoo

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† Vauka is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Kronberg Zoo, in Germany, of euthanised in 1977-10-00. Official death reason described as agressive and the stalls were not good enough to keep him. (see detailed list).


Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 1965-08-28 -- † 1982 Afrika EEP id: 6502
  2. (M) 1968-04-15 -- † 1981 Afrikano EEP id: 6808


Vauka was born wild 1955.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Vauka, an African savanna elephant at Kronberg Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Height: Henry Merker, Tiergarten-Forum
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Peter Stolk, Netherlands
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel


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