Deceased elephants at Vienna Zoo in Austria


This database list 17 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ LA Kibali EEP id: 201902 2Born: captive-born 2019-07-13 x Numbi Dead:2021-07-09 (2 years after arrival), pathological cardiac arrest from Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus2019-07-13
2+ ♀ LA Jumbo EEP id: 5901 43Born: wild 1962 x Dead:2005-02-13 (41 years after arrival), age 1964-02-13 E.A.G. van den Brink1964?
3+ ♀ LA Anna EEP id: 6001 40Born: wild 1960 x Dead:2000-01-24 (7 years after arrival), euthanised arthtritis foot abcess foot problem1993-06-15 Munich Zoo
4+ ♀ LA Kivu 24Born: wild 1968 x Dead:1992-03-04, anesthesia did not wake up from narcosis1991-09-24 Halle Zoo
5+ ♀ EM Mädi 31Born: wild 1959 x Dead:1990 (29 years after arrival), unknown 1961-00-00
6+ ♀ EM Sandra 17Born: wild 1963 x Dead:1980 (13 years after arrival), unknown 1967-00-00
7+ ♀ EM Betja 17Born: wild x Dead:1945, euthanised lethal wounds in the trunk from bombs1945-00-00 Circus Krone
8+ ♀ EM Mädi EEP id: 0601 38Born: captive-born 1906-07-14Pepi II x Mitzi Dead:1944-05-15 (38 years after arrival), euthanised shot because of enteritis1906-07-14
9+ ♀ EM Greti EEP id: 1101 5Born: captive-born 1911-06-01Pepi II x Mitzi Dead:1916-03-03 (5 years after arrival), unknown 1911-06-01
10+ ♀ EM Lori EEP id: 1401 < 1 5Born: captive-born 1914-05-31Pepi II x Mitzi Dead:1915-04-01, unknown 1914-05-31
11+ ♂ EM Pepi II EEP id: 901 25Born: wild 1890 x Dead:1915 (15 years after arrival), unknown 1900-00-00
12+ ♀ EM Mitzi EEP id: 902 25Born: wild 1890 x Dead:1915 (15 years after arrival), unknown 1900-00-00
13+ ♀ EM Bankong EEP id: 903 21Born: wild 1890 x Dead:1911-07-30 (11 years after arrival), unknown 1900-00-00
14+ ♀ EM stillborn EEP id: 1001 < 1 21Born: captive-born 1910-05-31Pepi II x Bankong Dead:1910-05-31, unknown died immidiately after after birth1910-05-31
15+ ♂ LA Peter 21Born: wild x Dead:1909-04-22 (9 years after arrival), euthanised poisoned with Potassium cyanide1900-06-30
16+ ♂ LA Neptun 21Born: wild x Dead:1883-04-02 (13 years after arrival), euthanised poisoned with Potassium cyanide1870-07-04 Port of Trieste1870?
17+ ♂ EM unknown 18Born: wild 1766 x Dead:1784-10-16 (14 years after arrival), unknown 1770-00-00

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Vienna Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Vienna Zoo in Austria, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 18 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=5 (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)
2020-04-24 Kibali:• Zoo Vienna Schönbrunn Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/zoovienna/photos/a.169730796415567/3997599733628635
2017-03-09 Anna:• Peter Stolk, Netherlands
2012-06-15 stillborn:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-06-13 Mädi:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-06-13 Greti:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-06-13 Lori:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2012-06-12 Bankong:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2010-10-28 unknown:• Strehlow, Harro, "Zoological Gardens of Western Europe", in Zoo and Aquarium History: Ancient Collections to Zoological Gardens, Vernon N. Kisling (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2001
2009-11-09 Neptun:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2009-09-10 Kivu:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• Zooelefant.de (Christian Remenyi)
2008-03-30 Peter:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2008-03-24 Jumbo:• Kurt Kolar, Vienna Zoo
• Henning Burger, Vienna Zoo

Vienna Zoo on elephant-news.com

Vienna Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2010-10-12Talking elephant kosik introduced overseas: reuters - Elephant News
2010-08-16Vienna zoo elephant calf to be named tuluba - Elephant News
2010-08-11African elephant numbi and her newborn son (6.8.2010) from tiergarten schönbrunn vienna - Elephant News
2012-01-11Schönbrunn christmas tree provides new year menu for the zoo - Elephant News
2013-09-05Newborn elephant at vienna zoo - Elephant News
2010-08-09Tusker packs trunk - Elephant News


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