Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Odessa Zoo in Ukraine

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Tarun  dead elephant


EEP nr8207


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 34 years old
Born:* 1974 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1979
Imported:1979 by E.A.G. van den Brink
Dead: 2008-10-19
Death reason: disease: after a tuskoperation 13 Oct
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1992-09-29
(dead † 1996-04-01)
Fantik EEP id: 9308

2. Born 1998-07-19
(dead † 2021-07-20)
Tendi EEP id: 9814

3. Born 2004-10-17
(dead † 2006?)
Duke EEP id: 200409
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Odessa Zoo, in Ukraine

Date of arrival

1982-05-08Odessa Zoo
from Dvur Kralove Zoo

1979-12-29Dvur Kralove Zoo
from Soest Zoo

Soest Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink

Record history
History of updates2022-03-27

Latest document update2021-09-18 07:51:02
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† Tarun is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2008-10-19 at Odessa Zoo, in Ukraine, . Official death reason described as after a tuskoperation 13 Oct.


Total: 3 babies

  1. (M) 1992-09-29 -- † 1996-04-01 Fantik EEP id: 9308
  2. (F) 1998-07-19 -- † 2021-07-20 Tendi EEP id: 9814
  3. (M) 2004-10-17 -- † 2006? Duke EEP id: 200409


Tarun was born wild 1974, captured 1979 . and imported 1979 by E.A.G. van den Brink

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EEG state birthyear 1977, and arrival 1982-05-15 in Odessa

The EEP studbook states Tarun arriving Moscow Zoo 1979-12-29, and arriving Odessa 8th May 1982, but according to Usti nad Labem Zoo, Tarun came to Odessa from Dvur Kralove where he stayed 77-82.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tarun, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Odessa Zoo in Ukraine. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=944. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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