Sumatra an Asian elephant at Knies Kinderzoo

 ☨ ♀ Sumatra  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 6402
Born:* 1963 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2015-06-00
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), kidney failure
Present / last location:Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival

Knies Kinderzoo
from Circus Knie

Document updated2016-01-11: death
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† Sumatra is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland, disease in 2015-06-00, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), kidney failure(see detailed list).


Sumatra was born wild 1963.

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Captured in Sumatra?

Checkup: arrival, EEG states 1966 - birth EEG: 1962?

2015: Autopsy showed marks from Tuberculosis

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Sumatra, an Asian at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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