Olympia an Asian elephant at Erfurt Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Olympia  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Born:* 1930 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1964
Death reason: accident: broke the neck after being pushed into the drymoat
Present / last location:Erfurt Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1963-00-00Erfurt Zoo
from Circus Busch-Nürnberg (Jakob Busch)

Document updated2010-11-21: Birth and death year
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† Olympia is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Erfurt Zoo, in Germany, of accident in 1964. Official death reason described as broke the neck after being pushed into the drymoat. (see detailed list).


Olympia was born wild 1930.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Olympia, an Asian elephant at Erfurt Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5327. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Birth and death year: Documentation 2002 - Elephants in European Zoos and Safari Parks published by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Page 117-123, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf


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  • Categories1964 deaths | 1930 births | Elephants from Erfurt Zoo | Germany | Asian elephants

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