Pak Bahadur (Bahadir) an Asian elephant at Izmir Zoo

Male ♂ Asian  Pak Bahadur (Bahadir) at Izmir Zoo

☨ Pak Bahadur (Bahadir)
ID nr:EEP Number: 5010 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 59 years old
Dead date: 2007-07-21
Death reason: anesthesia: operation due to foot problemss
Location:Izmir Zoo
ArrivalIzmir Zoo 1955-00-00
Born:* 1948 unknown Pakistan
Document updated2009-04-10: death reason
2011-02-13: Text RE
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.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Pak Bahadur (Bahadir), an Asian at Izmir Zoo in Turkey. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=516. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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