Deceased elephants at Nuremberg Zoo in Germany

This database list 11 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ EM Kiri EEP id: 6311 45Born: wild 1962 Dead:2007-08-07 (44 years after arrival), euthanised arthritis1963-07-25
2+ ♀ EM Buka EEP id: 5005 56Born: wild 1943 Dead:1999-06-25 (49 years after arrival), unknown 1950-08-03
3+ ♀ EM Amba EEP id: 5604 45Born: wild 1953 Dead:1998 (42 years after arrival), unknown 1956-07-12
4+ ♀ LA Tonga II 45Born: wild Dead:1989, accident fell into the dry moat
5+ ♀ LA Tonga (Bibi) 14Born: wild 1964 Dead:1978-05-11 (9 years after arrival), euthanised discharging and necrotic injuries from foot tumour on the left front leg1969-05-20 Johannes Künzler
6+ ♂ LA Toto 14Born: wild 1964 Dead:1978, anesthesia
7+ ♀ EM Peggy EEP id: 0603 45Born: wild 1917-00-00 Dead:1962-03-05 (16 years after arrival), unknown 1946-09-18 Munich Zoo
8+ ♀ EM Sasha EEP id: 3513 26Born: wild 1935 Dead:1961-06-30 (15 years after arrival), unknown 1946-04-21 Hannover Zoo
9+ ♀ EM Rany 8Born: wild 1950? Dead:1958, accident fell during unload from train, lost health due to bad care afterwards1958-00-00 Circus Heppenheimer
10+ ♀ EM Kelly EEP id: 991 46Born: wild 1899 Dead:1945-04-01 (6 years after arrival), unknown 1939-05-09 Firma Ruhe
11+ ♀ EM Memy EEP id: 0501 34Born: wild 1905 Dead:1939-03-14 (27 years after arrival), unknown 1912-04-18

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Nuremberg Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Nuremberg Zoo in Germany, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2023), available online retrieved 10 December 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)
2018-05-03 Tonga (Bibi):• Dr. Helmut Mägdefrau, Vice director, Zoo Nürnberg
• Copenhagen Zoo through Stefan Aspegren 2008
• Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• Elefanter i Köpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark
•  Erland Axel Wadsten
2012-06-16 Sasha:• Page 226, 227 Wilde Tiere frei Haus by Hermann Ruhe  (in german)
2009-11-11 Rany:• Page 132-133,
Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf

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