Citta (Zita) an Asian elephant at Krefeld Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Citta (Zita)  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Born:* 1972 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1988
Dead date: 1998-11-15
Death reason: disease: herpes virus?
Present / last location:Krefeld Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1992-04-29Krefeld Zoo
from Circus Barum

Document updated2011-04-11: corr records as to EEP.
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† Citta (Zita) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Krefeld Zoo, in Germany, of disease in 1998-11-15. Official death reason described as herpes virus?. (see detailed list).


Citta (Zita) was born wild 1972, captured 1988 .

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Contradictory records:

EEG state in dokumentation I, born 1971, but
EEP state:
- Born 1972
- Caught 1988
- arrived 29.04.1992 Krefeld
- Died 15.11.199

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Citta (Zita), an Asian elephant at Krefeld Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger


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