Frank II
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have) in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Frank II  dead elephant


EEP nr6612


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 25 years old
Born:* 1958 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1966? by E.A.G. van den Brink
Dead: 1983-09-23
Death reason: euthanised: Circulatory / brain tumour?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have), in Denmark

Date of arrival

1966-12-15Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
from Soest Zoo

1966-00-00Soest Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink

Record history
History of updates2009-03-07: eeg records for birth and death
2021-09-18: Importer van den Brink

Latest document update2021-09-18 10:28:40
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† Frank II is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1983-09-23 at Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have), in Denmark, . Official death reason described as Circulatory / brain tumour?.


Frank II was born wild 1958. and imported 1966? by E.A.G. van den Brink

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Contradictory records:

EEG state in doc 2002 birth year 1963 and brain tumour as death reason

Records about Frank II from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Frank II:

6612 M ~ 1958 WILD WILD WILD ~ Nov 1966 NONE Capture Frank II
SOEST 1 Dec 1966 NONE Transfer
AALBORG 15 Dec 1966 IND5 Transfer
23 Sep 1983 Death
[Death by: Euthanasia (medical) Mounted or Preserved: AALBORG Nervous Circulatory, secondary]

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Frank II, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have) in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Documentation 2002 - Elephants in European Zoos and Safari Parks published by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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Categories1983 deaths | 1958 births | EEP | 1966 imports | Elephants from Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have) | Denmark | Asian elephants

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