Omar an Asian elephant at Leipzig Zoo

Male ♂ Asian  Omar at Leipzig Zoo

Omar in Hannover Zoo with elephant keeper Sukla. Omar killed Sukla in 1935.
☨ Omar
ID nr:EEP Number: 1904 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 38 years old
Dead date: 1957-01-07
Death reason: unknown:
People killed:2
Location:Leipzig Zoo
ArrivalLeipzig 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:

    Total: 3 babies

  1. (M) 1936-04-08 -- † 1938-08-00 Orje, EEP nr: 3601
  2. (F) 1938-09-05 Hannolore, EEP nr: 3701
  3. (F) 1938-11-27 -- † 1943-11-22 Indra, EEP nr: 3803
Document updated2009-10-29: death date
2010-04-16: killing of Sukla
2010-04-19: picture
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.

Records about Omar from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Omar:

1904 M ~ 1919 WILD WILD WILD ~ 1919 NONE Birth OMAR
L RUHE ~ 1924 NONE Transfer
HANNOVER 16 May 1924 VII23 Transfer
LEIPZIG 12 Apr 1938 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference list

Koehl, 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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