African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Salim (Salem) at Berlin Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Salim (Salem)  
Salim by killing elephant keeper Gunter Lenz 1963
Salim by killing elephant keeper Gunter Lenz 1963


Identification


Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 23 years old

People killed:1: 1963-08-05: Günther Lenz.
Origin
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 1975
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Locations
Present / last location:Berlin Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1955-00-00Berlin Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

Document updated2009-11-23: arrival Hamburg, variation name
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Description

† Salim (Salem) is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at Berlin Zoo, in Germany, from euthanised 1975. Official death reason described as aggressive. (see detailed list).

Origin


Salim (Salem) was born wild 1952.


Comments / pictures

1963-08-05: Killed the elephant keeper Günther Lenz.



Günther Lenz



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Salim (Salem), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Berlin Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 July 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3960. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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