Tarun an Asian elephant at Odessa Zoo

☨ Tarun
ID nr:EEP Number: 8207 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 34 years old
Dead date: 2008-10-19
Death reason: disease: after a tuskoperation 13 Oct
Location:Odessa Zoo
ArrivalOdessa Zoo 1982-05-08
from Dvur Kralove Zoo
Dvur Kralove Zoo 1979-12-29
from Soest Zoo
Soest Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink
Born:* 1974 wild India
Capture: 1979 ,
Imported:1979
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 3 babies

  1. (M) 1992-09-29 -- † 1996-04-01 Fantik, EEP nr: 9308
  2. (F) 1998-07-19 Tendi, EEP nr: 9814
  3. (M) 2004-10-17 -- † 2006? Duke, EEP nr: 200409
Document updated2020-10-17
EEG state birthyear 1977, and arrival 1982-05-15 in Odessa

The EEP studbook states Tarun arriving Moscow Zoo 1979-12-29, and arriving Odessa 8th May 1982, but according to Usti nad Labem Zoo, Tarun came to Odessa from Dvur Kralove where he stayed 77-82.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Tarun, an Asian at Odessa Zoo in Ukraine. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=944. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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