Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Barum in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Maya  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1967-08-01
Death reason: disease: collapsed on the street in Marktredwitz on way to train station
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Barum, in Germany

Date of arrival

1950-00-00Circus Barum
Record history
History of updates2024-03-24: 10 elephants in the 70s

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† Maya is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1967-08-01 at Circus Barum, in Germany, . Official death reason described as collapsed on the street in Marktredwitz on way to train station.


Maya was born wild .

Comments / pictures

1952-04: During loading on train in Lauenburg, Maya was frightened and ran through the city.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Maya, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Barum in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 136-139,
    Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf

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