Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Iris at Twycross Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Iris  

Identification

EEP nr6704

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 30 years old

People killed:1
Origin
Born:* 1966-12-00 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1996-09-06
Death reason: unknown:
Locations
Present / last location:Twycross Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1967-00-00Twycross Zoo

Document updated2009-08-08: EEP, Death, Text
2012-08-27: death victim
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Description

† Iris is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Twycross Zoo, in United Kingdom, 1996-09-06. (see detailed list).

Origin


Iris was born wild 1966-12-00.


Comments / pictures

1991-08-04: Headbutted and killed head keeper Roy Lock.

For most, if not all, of her life Iris was kept as a single elephant.
The EEP has no full recorded date of arrival.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Iris, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Twycross Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 July 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1609. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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