African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Kronberg Opel Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Vauka  dead elephant


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: 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
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kronberg Opel Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1955-06-01Kronberg Opel Zoo
Record history
History of updates2012-02-29: height

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Vauka is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1977-10-00 at Kronberg Opel Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as agressive and the stalls were not good enough to keep him.


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Vauka, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Kronberg Opel Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Height: Henry Merker, Tiergarten-Forum
  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Peter Stolk, Netherlands
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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