Deceased elephants at Basel Zoo in Switzerland


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This database list 15 dead elephants

NrIdName
Species-Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrivalArrival from locationImport
1 EEP id: 7101 + Malayka (Malajka)
LA F
47wild
1971
2018-01-03 (34 years after arrival) euthanised collapsed x 1984-11-30 Circus Knie
2 EEP id: 5101 + Ruaha
LA F
59wild
1951
2010-07-29 (54 years after arrival) age x 1956-11-01 Circus Knie1952
3+ stillborn?
LA
< 1 59captive-born
2004-10-04
2004-10-04 unknown Calimero x Heri 2004-10-04
4 EEP id: 7701 + Mahari
LA F
22wild
1977
1999-02-19 (11 years after arrival) unknown x 1988-08-24 Hannover Zoo
5 EEP id: 5001 + Beira
LA F
48wild
1950
1998-05-28 (46 years after arrival) unknown arthrosis x 1952-11-04 Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
6 EEP id: 6904 + Kenny
LA M
31wild
1967
1998-05-19 (14 years after arrival) disease joint/hind leg problem x 1984-08-02 Hannover Zoo
7+ stillborn
LA F
< 1 31captive-born
1992-03-20
1992-03-20 stillborn Kenny x Malayka (Malajka) 1992-03-20
8+ Idunda
LA F
37wild
1951
1988-01-16 (32 years after arrival) disease Salmonella infection x 1956-00-00 Circus Knie1952
9+ Giulia
EM F
25wild
1959
1984 (23 years after arrival) unknown x 1961-00-00
10+ Ota
LA F
16captive-born
1966-01-13
1982-11-30 (10 years after arrival) euthanised agressiveOmari x Idunda 1972-00-00
11+ Katoto
LA M
21wild
1951
1972 (16 years after arrival) euthanised aggressive x 1956-00-00 Circus Knie1952
12+ Omari
LA M
14wild
1951
1965 (9 years after arrival) euthanised aggressive x 1956-00-00 Circus Knie1952
13+ Mary
EM F
14
1947-11-26 (19 years after arrival) x 1928-07-17
14+ Miss Jenny
EM F
14
1928-03-05 (9 years after arrival) euthanised shot x 1919-07-09 Circus Krone
15+ Miss Kumbuk
EM F
14wild
1917-08-18 (31 years after arrival) unknown x 1886-04-30

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Basel Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Basel Zoo in Switzerland, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 19 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=8 (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)
2018-03-02 Malayka (Malajka):• African Elephant Europe Regional EEP Studbook Dec. 31, 2012 by Harald M. Schwammer, Sabine Fruehwirth
•  Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
•  https://www.zoobasel.ch/de/aktuell/detail.php?NEWSID=1092
2017-03-09 Ruaha:• Page 158-64, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
• Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
2017-03-08 Kenny:• height: Henry Merker, Tiergarten-Forum
•  Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
2017-03-08 Mahari:• Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
• Zooelefant.de (Christian Remenyi)
• Peter Stolk
2017-01-19 Miss Jenny:• Jonas Livet, France
•  Peter Stolk, Netherlands
•  http://www.orchifant.de/34.html
•  Kurt Balmer
2013-04-28 Ota:• Peter Stolk, Netherlands
•  Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
2013-04-28 Miss Kumbuk:• Jonas Livet, France
•  http://www.orchifant.de/34.html
2013-04-28 Mary:• Jonas Livet, France
2012-03-07 Beira:• Dr. Peter Dollinger, Zoo Office Bern, Switzerland
•  Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
• Peter Stolk, Netherlands
• ISIS SPARKS list
2012-03-06 Omari:• Dr. Peter Dollinger, Zoo Office Bern, Switzerland.
•  Page 158-64, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
• Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
2012-03-06 Idunda:• Dr. Peter Dollinger, Zoo Office Bern, Switzerland.
•  Peter Stolk, Netherlands
• Page 158-64, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
• Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
2012-03-06 Katoto:• Dr. Peter Dollinger, Zoo Office Bern, Switzerland.
•  Page 158-64, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
• Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
2009-03-07 stillborn:• Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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