Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Erfurt Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Olympia  dead elephant



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

Date of arrival

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

Record history
History of updates2010-11-21: Birth and death year

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Olympia is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1964 at Erfurt Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as broke the neck after being pushed into the drymoat.


Olympia was born wild 1930.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Olympia, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Erfurt Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 December 2023 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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