African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
La Fleche Zoo in France

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sabi  dead elephant


EEP nr7009


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1970
Dead: 2005-05-12
Death reason: killed: by Katka
Locations - owners
Present / last location:La Fleche Zoo, in France

Date of arrival

2004-03-30La Fleche Zoo
from Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)

1970-08-06Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
from Dvur Kralove Zoo

1970-00-00Dvur Kralove Zoo
from Kruger National Park

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History of updates2021-03-22

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Sabi is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2005-05-12 at La Fleche Zoo, in France, . Official death reason described as by Katka.


Sabi was born wild 1969 at Kruger National Park, captured 1970 .

Comments / pictures

2005-05-12:Sabi who at this time was peacefully eating some hay. Without any forewarning signs (she was also eating some hay) and arriving violently behind Sabi, Katka has pushed and lifted her, taking Sabi between her rear legs and at her bottom. Sabi has lost her balance and falled the head up-side-down and turned toward her back, on a rock. With the weight of her body and in such circumstances, she broke her neck immediatly and died within 2 or 3 minutes in this position without any attempt from her to try to move.
Cyril HUE, DVM, Zoo de La Flèche

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sabi, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at La Fleche Zoo in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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