Citta (Zita)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Krefeld Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Citta (Zita)  dead elephant



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

Date of arrival

1992-04-29Krefeld Zoo
from Circus Barum

Record history
History of updates2021-11-05

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Citta (Zita) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1998-11-15 at Krefeld Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as herpes virus?.


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Citta (Zita), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Krefeld Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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