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

 ☨ ♂ Pak Bahadur (Bahadir)  


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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
Present / last location:Izmir Zoo, in Turkey

Date of Arrival
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1955-00-00Izmir Zoo

Document updated2009-04-10: death reason

2011-02-13: Text RE
2021-06-23: link to
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† Pak Bahadur (Bahadir) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Izmir Zoo, in Turkey, from anesthesia 2007-07-21. Official death reason described as operation due to foot problemss. (see detailed list).


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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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Pak Bahadur (Bahadir), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Izmir Zoo in Turkey. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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