Cilly at Leipzig Zoo

† Cilly
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Dead date: 1951-07-21
Death reason: accident: pushed into the dry moat
Location:Leipzig Zoo
ArrivedLeipzig Zoo 1942-04-19
from Circus Sarrasani
Born:1915-1920 wild
Document updated2010-09-26: moat death
The Bull Omar pushed Cilly into the dry moat, and then walked on his body, in order to get out of the enclosure. Cilly was lethally injured and died.

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