Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Zoocentrum Moskwa (Objed) in Russia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Nelly  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1956?
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive, shot in trainwagon in Moscow
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Zoocentrum Moskwa (Objed), in Russia

Date of arrival

1956-00-00Zoocentrum Moskwa (Objed)
from Circus Holzmüller

Circus Holzmüller
from Karlsruhe Zoo

Karlsruhe Zoo
from Circus Holzmüller

1935-00-00Circus Holzmüller
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2010-04-08: previous locations, death

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Nelly is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1956? at Zoocentrum Moskwa (Objed), in Russia, . Official death reason described as aggressive, shot in trainwagon in Moscow.


Nelly was born wild .

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During some winters, Nelly and Moni were winterstabled at Karlsruhe Zoo.

In season 1956 nelly became aggressive, had to be chained during the show in the ring, and was sold. according to Gerhard Zapf to Moscow Zoo. Its more likely, however, that she was purchased by Zoocentrum Moscow.

Due to agressivness, she could not be unloaded in Moscow, and was shot in the trainwagon (1956).

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Nelly, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Zoocentrum Moskwa (Objed) in Russia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 May 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 139-141,
    Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf

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