Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Poznan Zoo in Poland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Dora  dead elephant


EEP nr0203


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Born:* 1902 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1941-03-03
Death reason: euthanised:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Poznan Zoo, in Poland

Date of arrival

1910-05-25Poznan Zoo
from Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)

Record history
History of updates0000-00-00

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† Dora is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1941-03-03 at Poznan Zoo, in Poland, .


Dora was born wild 1902.

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Contradictory records:

Written sources claim she did not die in 1941, but 1944:
"Dora died in 1944/45, shot by soldiers."

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

0203 F ~ 1902 WILD WILD KOLN ~ 1905 NONE Transfer DORA
POZNAN 25 May 1910 NONE Transfer
3 Mar 1941 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Dora, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Poznan Zoo in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Olga Dabrowska, Poznan Zoo
  • P. Rachowiak
  • Ogród Zoologiczny w Poznaniu - dzieje i perspektywy rozwoju. red.:Urbanski J., Taborski A., Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa, Poznan 1975

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