Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Eng  dead elephant
Eng, 1890
Eng, 1890


EEP nr722


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 21 years old
Born:* 1872 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1893-05-25
Death reason: disease
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of arrival

1878-11-28Copenhagen Zoo
from C. F. Koebke

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History of updates2009-09-05: Text
2012-05-29: eep records

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† Eng is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1893-05-25 at Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark, . Official death reason described as colic.


Eng was born wild 1872.

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At 20th of May she refused to go out, was nervous, lay down and stood up again, showing signs of Colic. Injection of morphine in the intestines did not help. From the 21st she did not eat or drink.

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

722 F ~ 1872 WILD WILD THAILAND ~ 1872 NONE Birth ENG
COPENHAGE 28 Nov 1878 10364 Transfer
25 May 1893 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Eng, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1146. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Zoo-nyt 2008. 2. sommer.

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