Caesar (Cäsar) an African forest elephant at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau)

 ☨ ♂ Caesar (Cäsar)  
Species:African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Id number
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1945-03-30
Death reason: euthanised: shot
Present / last location:Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), in Poland

Date of Arrival

1943-08-05Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau)
from Dusseldorf Zoo (Zoologischen Garten Dusseldorf)
Dusseldorf Zoo (Zoologischen Garten Dusseldorf) 1937-07-13
from Firma Ruhe

Document updated2010-02-27: new
2018-03-22: text, prev loc Ruhe
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† Caesar (Cäsar) is a dead Male ♂ African forest elephant, (Loxodonta cyclotis), who died at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), in Poland, euthanised in 1945-03-30, shot(see detailed list).


Caesar (Cäsar) was born wild .

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1939: Zoo Dusseldorf bought Ceasar from Ruhe.

1944:On April 11, 1944, he broke 30 cm of the right tusk. The following day, he mauled his keeper who was on leave for 5 weeks. In May 1944, he was in bad mood and broke bolts and locks. In August 1944, he once again broke the same tusk, this time with the unveiling of the nerve. Nerve died and seemed that everything was all right. But already in November 1944 the tusk started to fester causing the great pain. The elephant must have been shot at the beginning of December 1944.
Leszek Solski, 2018

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Caesar (Cäsar), an African forest at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Filipe von Gilsa, Wuppertal Zoo
  • p. 92, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • EEG Magazine nr 16, Dec 2009, by'>European Elephant Group
  • Leszek Solski


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