Roma I
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Roma I  dead elephant


EEP nr1803


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 1905-1910 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1932-01-29
(dead † 1964-00-00)
Minyak EEP id: 3201 SSP id: T2035
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen, in Germany

Date of arrival

1932-09-00Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen
from Leipzig Zoo

1932-07-13Leipzig Zoo
from Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen

1930-05-29Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen
from Leipzig Zoo

1930-03-15Leipzig Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen

Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Carl Hagenbeck Circus

Carl Hagenbeck Circus
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck

Record history
History of updates2024-03-10

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Roma I is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen, in Germany, .


  1. (F) 1932-01-29 -- † 1964-00-00 Minyak EEP id: 3201 SSP id: T2035


The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant with a Temporary Studbook Number, lacking "supporting documentation to validate their identity."

Roma I was born wild 1905-1910.

Comments / pictures

Contradictory records:

There seems to be different opinions and wether Roma left Leipzig Zoo, or died there

However, by early morning it proved possible to tether most of the truants to trees, though a female which we called Ceylon was not located till the following afternoon. She was deep in the woods out at Pinneberg, and had to be led home by our Stellingen working elephant Roma.

'Goliath', a fully grown sea-elephant, appeared in the park as the first of his kind. His travelling quarters were the size of the largest pantechnicon made. He weighed no less than 5,300 Ib. avoirdupois I He could have outbalanced two school forms together with their masters ! To get Goliath into the park we
used our working elephant, Roma, but before Roma pushed the enormous van she took a peep inside, and virtually squeaked with delight at the comical vast tubby thing she saw inside, with funny flippers for arms and a clownish face.

'Push, Roma!' we cried. Roma pulled herself together, and the enormous packing case slid up the ramp on to the edge of the Antarctic Panorama pool.

Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck

Records about Roma I from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Roma I:

1803 F ~ Jul 1918 WILD WILD HAMBURG ~ Jan 1932 NONE Transfer ROMA
WROCLAW 9 Jun 1932 H219 Loan to
LEIPZIG 12 Jul 1932 NONE ltf Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Roma I, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck
  • Peter Stolk, Netherlands
  • Page 77,
    Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf

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