Deceased elephants at Ramat Gan Zoo in Israel

This database list 14 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♂ EM Motek EEP id: 6202 SSP id: 344 62Born: wild 1960 x Dead:2022-02-27 (41 years after arrival), unknown 1981-00-00 Tel Aviv Zoo
2+ ♀ LA Motek EEP id: 6403 SSP id: 553 50Born: wild 1961 x Dead:2011-12-13, unknown Tel Aviv Zoo1964
3+ ♀ LA Norris (Mazal) EEP id: 6906 39Born: wild 1969 x Dead:2008-07-07 (35 years after arrival), maternal death infection from dead fetus in her uterus1973-07-27 Arusha National Park1973
4+ ♀ LA Atari EEP id: 6402 46Born: wild 1961 x Dead:2007-04-03 (43 years after arrival), killed by the seven ton bull Yossi1964-00-00 Tel Aviv Zoo1964
5+ ♂ EM killed < 1 46Born: captive-born 2002-08-00Bindu x La Petite Dead:2002-08-00, killed by mother2002-08-00
6+ ♀ EM Victoria < 1 46Born: captive-born 2000-04-09Motek x Wered (Weked) Dead:2000-05-07, unknown 2000-04-09
7+ ♀ EM Aviva EEP id: 7122 27Born: unknown 1971-11-30 x Dead:1998-04-10 (6 years after arrival), unknown 1992-03-18 Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
8+ ♀ LA noname < 1 27Born: captive-born 1998-01-06Yossi x Yoki Dead:1998-01-06, unknown 1998-01-06
9+ ♀ EM miscarriage < 1 27Born: captive-born 1990Motek x Lilly (Israela) Dead:1990, miscarriage 1990-00-00
10+ ♂ LA Izik < 1 27Born: captive-born 1987-12-01Yossi x Ettie Dead:1987-12-07, killed by accident from an asian elephant in Ramat-Gan1987-12-01
11+ ♀ LA Helinka < 1 27Born: captive-born 1987-04-04Yossi x Shara (Sara) Dead:1987-08-05, unknown 1987-04-16
12+ ♀ LA Tali (Sophie) EEP id: 7305 13Born: wild 1973 x Dead:1986-10-09 (13 years after arrival), anesthesia died half a minute after injection of the antidote1973-07-27 Arusha National Park1973
13+ ♂ EM Igal 3Born: captive-born 1982-03-08Motek x Warda Dead:1985-03-30 (3 years after arrival), disease infection1982-03-08
14+ ♂ LA Timbo EEP id: 6101 SSP id: 552 17Born: wild 1961 x Dead:1978-05-03, disease cancer in the stomach Tel Aviv Zoo1964

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Ramat Gan Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Ramat Gan Zoo in Israel, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 9 February 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this list:

Latest updateName of elephantSource (if it is a website, the target website will open in new window)
2018-06-29 Izik:• Peter Stolk, Netherlands
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2018-03-09 Motek:•,_Elephas_Maximus)
•  Ryan Easley, USA
•  Article at ShowMe Elephants: "Studbook Mysteries - Israel," 4/20/2012
•  Elefanten-Magazin Nr. 16
2018-03-01 Timbo:• Page 83, 107,
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2018-03-01 Atari:• News article
• Video
2018-03-01 Motek:• EEG Magazine nr 21, July 2012, by European Elephant Group
•  Peter Stolk, Netherlands
2016-02-04 Aviva:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2011-10-05 Tali (Sophie):• 1986 Annual Report of Ramat Gan
•  Peter Stolk, Netherlands
•  p 83,
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2010-05-01 Igal:• p. 83,
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2008-03-30 Helinka:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2008-03-30 miscarriage:• p 83,
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2007-04-09 noname:• Peter Stolk, Netherlands

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Ramat Gan Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2013-10-05Ramat gan safari’s 25-year-old elephant la petite, already a grandmother, has another girl of her own - Elephant News
2013-08-067 yr-old asiatic elephant la belle gives birth to a female calf. the breed is an endangered one. (ramat gan inbreeding again, calf sired by mothers father motek) - Elephant News
2007-04-18Asian elephant bull alexander relocated from rotterdam zoo netherlands, to antwerp zoo, belgium. - Elephant News
2007-04-09Videofilm: yossi kills atari in ramat-gan safari - Elephant News
2007-04-04Murder in the ramat gan elephant yard. worlds largest captive elephant, living in an israeli zoo, attacks and kills herd's female leader, leaving staff shocked by his behavior - Elephant News

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