African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sara at Rostock Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Sara  
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
Present / last location:Rostock Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1964-09-08Rostock Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

Document updated2009-04-26:Single after death of companion
2012-02-25: text
2013-11-20: death
2013-11-23: tumor
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† Sara is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at Rostock Zoo, in Germany, from euthanised 2013-11-20. Official death reason described as Cancer.

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

(see detailed list).


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

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Earlier considered to be a forest elephant.

A 50 kg tumor was found in the body.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Sara, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Rostock Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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