Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau) in Poland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Pitu  dead elephant


EEP nr2003


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 30 years old
Born:* 1915 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1945-03-30
Death reason: euthanised: shot
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), in Poland

Date of arrival

1927-04-29Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau)
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2012-06-16: eep records

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Pitu is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1945-03-30 at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), in Poland, . Official death reason described as shot.


Pitu was born wild 1915.

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Records about Pitu from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Pitu:

2003 F ???? WILD WILD L RUHE ~ Jan 1927 NONE Transfer PITU
WROCLAW 29 Apr 1927 H217 Transfer
30 Mar 1945 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Pitu, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5593. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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