Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Pistoia Zoo in Italy

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tamara  dead elephant
Tamara displayed as museum specimen.
Tamara as museum specimen. The Pistoia Asian cow Tamara now in the Natural History Museum of Pisa University at Calci (Pisa). Photo: *SPARTACO
Taxidermy locationNatural History Museum of the University of Pisa, Calci PI, Italy


EEP nr7401


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Born:* 1973 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 2019-06-03
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pistoia Zoo, in Italy

Date of arrival

1974-06-00Pistoia Zoo
from Naples Fuorigrotta Zoo

1972-00-00Naples Fuorigrotta Zoo
from Naples Capodichino International Airport

1972-00-00Naples Capodichino International Airport
from Calcutta Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport

1972-00-00Calcutta Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
from Molinar Co

Molinar Co
from Sonepur Fair

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History of updates2020-10-01

Latest document update2024-05-25 06:13:33
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† Tamara is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2019-06-03 at Pistoia Zoo, in Italy, .

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa, in Calci PI, Italy, since 2019-00-00.


Tamara was born wild 1973 at Asia unspecified location.

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

PISTOIA - Giardino Zoologico Di Pistoia, Pistoia, Italy
7401 F ~ 1973 WILD WILD MOLINAR ~ 1974 NONE Transfer Tamara
PISTOIA ~ Jun 1974 2 Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tamara, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pistoia Zoo in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1878. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2019 deaths | Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa Taxidermy | 1973 births | Born in Sri Lanka | EEP | Elephants from Pistoia Zoo | Italy | Asian elephants

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