Dora an Asian elephant at Poznan Zoo

☨ Dora
ID nr:EEP Number: 0203 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Dead date: 1941-03-03
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Poznan Zoo
ArrivalPoznan Zoo 1910-05-25
from Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)
Born:* 1902 wild India
Document updated2009-09-26: corr year of death
2009-10-23: country of origin
Contradictory records:
Written sources claim she did not die in 1941, but 1944:
"Dora died in 1944/45, shot by soldiers."

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

0203 F ~ 1902 WILD WILD KOLN ~ 1905 NONE Transfer DORA
POZNAN 25 May 1910 NONE Transfer
3 Mar 1941 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Dora, an Asian at Poznan Zoo in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4940. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Olga Dabrowska, Poznan Zoo
  • P. Rachowiak
  • Ogród Zoologiczny w Poznaniu - dzieje i perspektywy rozwoju. red.:Urbanski J., Taborski A., Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa, Poznan 1975

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