Gerti (Gert, Gertrude)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Butlins Holiday Camp Skegness in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Gerti (Gert, Gertrude)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1962-07-24
Death reason: accident: Drowned in swimming pool
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Butlins Holiday Camp Skegness, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1959-00-00Butlins Holiday Camp Skegness
from Maidstone Zoo (Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake)

Record history
History of updates2011-03-09: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Gerti (Gert, Gertrude) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1962-07-24 at Butlins Holiday Camp Skegness, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as Drowned in swimming pool.


Gerti (Gert, Gertrude) was born wild .

Comments / pictures

Drowned in swimming pool at Butlin's campsite in skegness after many transfers between holiday camps as an attraction, date unknown.

Gerti (Gert, Gertrude) in Butlins Holiday Camp Skegness

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Gerti (Gert, Gertrude), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Butlins Holiday Camp Skegness in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Chris Kent
  • The Legend of Salt and Sauce, by Jamie Clubb, 2009

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