Pak Bahadur (Bahadir)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Izmir Zoo in Turkey

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Pak Bahadur (Bahadir)  dead elephant


EEP nr5010


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 59 years old
Born:* 1948 unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 2007-07-21
Death reason: anesthesia: operation due to foot problemss
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Izmir Zoo, in Turkey

Date of arrival

1955-00-00Izmir Zoo
Record history
History of updates2009-04-10: death reason

2011-02-13: Text RE
2021-06-23: link to

Latest document update2021-06-23 18:56:59
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† Pak Bahadur (Bahadir) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2007-07-21 at Izmir Zoo, in Turkey, . Official death reason described as operation due to foot problemss.


Pak Bahadur (Bahadir) was born unknown 1948.

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2007-07-22: Europes oldest elephant bull, Pak Bahadýr is dead

Pak Bahadur was considered the oldest living male elephant in Europe.

He was born in Pakistan in 1948, and he was later offered as a gift by the Pakistani government to the zoo in Izmir.

Pak Bahadur was kept as a single elephant until the arrival of Begumcan from India in 1998.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Pak Bahadur (Bahadir), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Izmir Zoo in Turkey. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 March 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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