African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Salim (Salem) at Berlin Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Salim (Salem)  
Salim by killing elephant keeper Gunter Lenz 1963
Salim by killing elephant keeper Gunter Lenz 1963



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 23 years old

People killed:1: 1963-08-05: Günther Lenz.
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1975
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Present / last location:Berlin Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
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1955-00-00Berlin Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Document updated2009-11-23: arrival Hamburg, variation name
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† Salim (Salem) is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at Berlin Zoo, in Germany, from euthanised 1975. Official death reason described as aggressive. (see detailed list).


Salim (Salem) was born wild 1952.

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1963-08-05: Killed the elephant keeper Günther Lenz.

Günther Lenz

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Salim (Salem), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Berlin Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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