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 (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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