Omar in Hannover Zoo with elephant keeper Sukla. Omar killed Sukla in 1935.
|ID nr:||EEP Number: 1904 -|
|Sex and age:||Male ♂ 38 years old|
|Dead date:||† 1957-01-07|
|Death reason:||unknown:||People killed:||2|
|Arrival||Leipzig Zoo 1938-04-12 from Hannover Zoo|
Hannover Zoo 1924-05-16
from Firma Ruhe
|Born:||* 1919 wild|
|Offspring, year of birth, year of death:|
|Document updated||2009-10-29: death date|
2010-04-16: killing of Sukla
2012-06-13: eep records
|1932: Attacked elephant keeper Hesse at Firma Ruhe.|
1935: killed Firma Ruhes elephant keeper Sukla.
1937: Killed elephantkeeper?
In Leipzig Zoo Omar pushed a female into the drymoat, and used her as bridge, escaping his enclosure, and walking free in the Zoo. A keeper managed to bring him back with food.
Reference listKoehl, D., (2020). Omar, an Asian at Leipzig Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=837. (archived at the Wayback machine)
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