Bons Ree
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Givskud Zoo in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Bons Ree  dead elephant


EEP nr6313


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 58 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1949 unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 2007-07-13
Death reason: anesthesia: Cerebral hemorrhage during anesthesia for foot operation
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Givskud Zoo, in Denmark

Date of arrival

1970-11-11Givskud Zoo
from Vejle Zoo (Himmelpind)

1963-08-30Vejle Zoo (Himmelpind)
from Copenhagen Zoo

1954-05-24Copenhagen Zoo
from East Asiatic Company

Record history
History of updates2009-09-09: previous location

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Bons Ree is a dead foot problems Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2007-07-13 at Givskud Zoo, in Denmark, . Official death reason described as Cerebral hemorrhage during anesthesia for foot operation.


Bons Ree was born unknown 1949.

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East Asiatic Company (Østasiatiske Kompagni) in Denmark, arrived with the ship M/S Selandia.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Bons Ree, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Givskud Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanter i Köpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark

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