African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Halle Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Mafuta  dead elephant


EEP nr8103


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Born:* 1981-00-00 wild
Birth place: in Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve)
Capture: 1981
Imported:1983? by Firma Ruhe
Dead: 2015-11-11
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Halle Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

2006-12-08Halle Zoo
from Tierpark Berlin

1997-07-18Tierpark Berlin
from Magdeburg Zoo

1986-11-10Magdeburg Zoo
from Leipzig Zoo

1984-08-09Leipzig Zoo
from Magdeburg Zoo

1983-10-06Magdeburg Zoo
from Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen

1983-07-09Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen 1983-07-09
from Firma Ruhe

Firma Ruhe
from Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve)

Record history
History of updates2009-10-18:�Text
2016-01-03: death records

Latest document update2022-09-03 12:50:31
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† Mafuta is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2015-11-11 at Halle Zoo, in Germany, .


Mafuta was born wild 1981-00-00 at Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve), captured 1981 . and imported 1983? by Firma Ruhe

Comments / pictures

2006-09-30: Attacked elephant keeper Ingolf Kastirke in Berlin Tierpark

Mafuta and Pori have their origin in Wanki, Zimbabwe.

Mafuta in Halle Zoo
Mafuta 2005. Foto: Petra Prager, Berlin, Germany.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Mafuta, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Halle Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Peter Stolk, Netherlands
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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