African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Rostock Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sara  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationRostock Zoological Institute, Rostock, Germany


EEP nr6201


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Born:* 1962-00-00 wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Capture: 1964
Dead: 2013-11-20
Death reason: euthanised: Cancer
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rostock Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1964-09-08Rostock Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2013-11-20

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Sara is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2013-11-20 at Rostock Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as Cancer.

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Rostock Zoological Institute, in Rostock, Germany, since 2013-00-00.


Sara was born wild 1962-00-00 at Africa unspecified location, captured 1964 .

Comments / pictures

Earlier considered to be a forest elephant.

A 50 kg tumor was found in the body.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sara, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Rostock Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2013 deaths | Rostock Zoological Institute Taxidermy | 1962 births | Born in South Africa | EEP | 1964 captures | Elephants from Rostock Zoo | Germany | African savanna elephants

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