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 (archived at the Wayback machine)

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