African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Flora at Moscow Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Flora  


EEP nr9910


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 25 years old

People killed:1: elephant keeper Olga Grishina, 43, Moscow Zoo, 2007
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 2002
Dead: 2007-02-10
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Moscow Zoo, in Russia

Date of Arrival
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2002-11-19Moscow Zoo
from Circus Kornilov
Circus Kornilov 1991-00-00
from Circus Riga
Circus Riga 1984-00-00
from USSR Government Circus

Document updated2010-09-23: new record
2018-05-10: victim
2020-10-16: previous locations
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† Flora is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at Moscow Zoo, in Russia, 2007-02-10. (see detailed list).


Flora was born wild 1982, captured 2002 .

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According to circus historian Dominique Jando, Flora arrived to SoyuzGosTsirk (Government Circus in USSR) 1982, from Africa, being the first African elephant on a russian circus, and Flora was trained by Anatoly Alexandrovich Kornilov (1924-1991) and his wife Nina Andreyevna Kornilova.

1984: Anatoly Kornilov became manager of Riga’s circus and Flora was relocated to Riga, and after Anatoly and Nina retired, their daughter Taisiya Kornilova and her husband Aleksei Stepanovich Dementiev (1961-2001) took over the circus in Riga, and Flora was trained by Aleksei.

2007: Killed elephant keeper Olga Grishina in Moscow Zoo.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Flora, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Moscow Zoo in Russia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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