Omari an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Basel Zoo

☨ Omari
ID Number:
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 14 years old
Dead date: 1965
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Location:Basel Zoo
ArrivalBasel Zoo 1956-00-00 from Circus Knie
Circus Knie 1956-00-00
from Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo 1952-11-01
from August Kuenzler
August Kuenzler 1952-00-00
from Ruaha National Park
Born:* 1951 wild
in Ruaha National Park Tanzania
Capture: 1952,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1966-01-13 -- † 1982-11-30 Ota
Document updated2012-03-06: 
Attacked the elephant keeper in December 1965.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Omari, an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3430. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Dr. Peter Dollinger, Zoo Office Bern, Switzerland.
  • Page 158-64, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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