Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) in Czech Republic

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Kadira  dead elephant


EEP nr7114


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 33 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2002-08-13
Death reason: euthanised: during the Elbe flooding catastrophe
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), in Czech Republic

Date of arrival

1971-09-19Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Record history
History of updates2022-04-12

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Kadira is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2002-08-13 at Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), in Czech Republic, . Official death reason described as during the Elbe flooding catastrophe.


Kadira was born wild 1969.

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Euthanized during the catastrophe when the dammwalls in the river had to be opened in late summer 2002, when the water from the river partly drowned the Zoo in Prague.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kadira, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=696. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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