Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Karlsruhe Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Rani  dead elephant
Rani, Zoo Karlsruhe 2010. Photo: � Dan Koehl
Rani, Zoo Karlsruhe 2010. Photo: � Dan Koehl


EEP nr5706


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 64 years old
Born:* 1955 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2019-02-26?
Death reason: age: collapsed, and coldnt stand up anymore
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Karlsruhe Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1957-10-12Karlsruhe Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Record history
History of updates2009-01-13: Sex, Image
2010-03-27: new image
2016-01-03: medical
2020-04-04: Submitted as dead

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Rani is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2019-02-26? at Karlsruhe Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as collapsed, and coldnt stand up anymore.


Rani was born wild 1955.

Comments / pictures

2014-08-11: Rani couldn't stand up, and was lifted with a crane
2019-02-24: reported dead

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Rani, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Karlsruhe Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=388. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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