Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rostock Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Kira  dead elephant


EEP nr7010


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Born:* 1970-00-00 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1970
Imported:1972? by E.A.G. van den Brink
Dead: 2004-09-18
Death reason: euthanised: sick
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rostock Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1972-10-22Rostock Zoo
from Soest Zoo

1972-00-00Soest Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink

Record history
History of updates2013-11-20

Latest document update2021-09-18 08:44:41
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† Kira is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2004-09-18 at Rostock Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as sick.


Kira was born wild 1970-00-00, captured 1970 . and imported 1972? by E.A.G. van den Brink

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Kira, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rostock Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Article by Olaf Tietz, head elephantkeeper Zoo Rostock, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus magazine, nr 9-2006, p 30
  • Peter Stolk, Netherlands

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