Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Unknown in Unknown

This record may be a duplicate record with Sara at Unknown
♀ Sara
Elephant keeper Wolfgang Ramin, Sara and Sabu, Hannover 1971.
Elephant keeper Wolfgang Ramin, Sara and Sabu, Hannover 1971.


EEP nr7107


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Status:Lost to follow-up
Born:* 1971-05-12 captive-born
Birth place: in Hannover Zoo

Parents: Moti (Mohti) x ♀ Sabu
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Unknown, in Unknown

Date of arrival

from Ermenonville Zoo (Zoo Jean Richard d´Ermenonville)

1973-06-09Ermenonville Zoo (Zoo Jean Richard d´Ermenonville)
from Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen

1972-10-16Ruhr Zoo, Gelsenkirchen
from Hannover Zoo

Record history
History of updates2012-11-10: 
2020-11-07: Updated as lost to trace

Latest document update2023-08-20 12:35:00
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This record may be a duplicate record with Sara at Unknown


Sara is a living Lost to follow-up Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Unknown, in Unknown.

Sara arrived in 1980-00-00 to the Unknown, relocated from the Ermenonville Zoo (Zoo Jean Richard d´Ermenonville), in France.

Sara lives together with 141 other elephants at the Unknown:

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


Sara was born captive-born 1971-05-12 at Hannover Zoo.


Parents of Sara are: ♂ Moti (Mohti) (father) and ♀ Sabu (mother).

Siblings through the father Moti (Mohti):

  1. 1964-06-07 -- † 1964-06-07 (M) stillborn
  2. 1964-09-24 -- † 1978? (F) Loti
  3. 1965-05-19(F) Tima
  4. 1968-02-18 -- † 1968-04-07 (M) Tibur
  5. 1968-03-19 -- † 2021-01-15? (F) Delhi
  6. 1968-11-10 -- † 1968-11-10 (F) killed
  7. 1970-03-07 -- † 1994-06-29 (M) Assam
  8. 1970-12-07 -- † 1998-04-24 (M) Ramon
  9. 1973-01-23(F) Indra
  10. 1973-06-28 -- † 1975 (F) Suma (Rhani)

Siblings through the mother Sabu:

  1. 1964-06-07 - † 1964-06-07 (M) stillborn
  2. 1968-03-19 - † 2021-01-15? (F) Delhi


Saras ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):
Moti (Mohti)

Born: 1948

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Born: 1948

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Contradictory records:

European Elephant Group

EEG state transfer to Le Pal 9th of June 1973, while EEP state 9th of July.
EEG state possibly sold to a circus in Belgium, while EEP state death in Le Pal 1975-12-31.

In the 1993 EEG book they say: "Vom Zoo Hannover am 16. Oktober 1972 in den Ruhr Zoo/Gelsenkirchen. Von dort am 9. Juni 1973 in den Parc Zoologique/du Pal Ermenonville/Frankreich. Vermutlich späterzu einem Circus in Belgien."
In the 1999 EEG book: "Das weibliche Kalb kam 1 1/2-jährig am 16.Okt. 1972 in den Zoo Gelsenkirchen und von dort am 9.Juni 1973 in den Zoo Ermenonville, Frankreich. Angeblich später zu einem Circus. Weiterer Verbleib unbekannt."

Source: European Elephant Group

The present staff in Le Pal has never heard about this elephant, it seems unlikely that she died there 1975-12-31.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Sara, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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