Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Leipzig Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Omar  dead elephant
Omar in Hannover Zoo with elephant keeper Sukla. Omar killed Sukla in 1935.
Omar in Hannover Zoo with elephant keeper Sukla. Omar killed Sukla in 1935.


EEP nr1904


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 38 years old

People killed:2
Born:* 1919 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1957-01-07
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1936-04-08
(dead † 1938-09-12)
Orje EEP id: 3601

2. Born 1938-09-05 Hannolore EEP id: 3701

3. Born 1938-11-27
(dead † 1943-11-22)
Indra EEP id: 3803
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Leipzig Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1938-04-12Leipzig Zoo
from Hannover Zoo

1924-05-16Hannover Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2023-06-10

Latest document update2022-10-22 17:52:45
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† Omar is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1957-01-07 at Leipzig Zoo, in Germany, .


Total: 3 babies

  1. (M) 1936-04-08 -- † 1938-09-12 Orje EEP id: 3601
  2. (F) 1938-09-05 Hannolore EEP id: 3701
  3. (F) 1938-11-27 -- † 1943-11-22 Indra EEP id: 3803


Omar was born wild 1919.

Comments / pictures

1932: Attacked elephant keeper Hesse at Firma Ruhe.
1935: killed Firma Ruhes elephant keeper Mandal 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, Dan, (2024). Omar, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Leipzig Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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