Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kaliningrad Zoo in Russia

This record may be a duplicate record with Mariska at Unknown
dead elephant ☨ ♀ Mary  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 26 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1919? wild
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Dead: 1945?
Death location: During German retreat, after Battle of Königsberg
Death reason: killed: shot
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kaliningrad Zoo, in Russia

Date of arrival

Kaliningrad Zoo
from Kiev Zoo

1929-00-00Kiev Zoo
from Unknown

from India unspecified location

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History of updates2011-06-18: New elephant RE
2020-10-17: Death and source

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Mary is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1945? at Kaliningrad Zoo, in Russia, . Official death reason described as shot.


Mary was born wild 1919? at India unspecified location.

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There is a credible evidence that Mary was transfered to Königsberg zoo (now Kaliningrad) during the German occupation of Ukraine during the Second World War, and then killed by the Wehrmacht during the retreat from the Red Army at the end of the war. (Kirill Trantin, Kiev Zoo)

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Mary, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kaliningrad Zoo in Russia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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