Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Assam at Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo)

 ☨ ♂ Assam  


EEP nr6703


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 48 years old
Body height: 3.25 meter, 10.7 feet
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1953
Dead: 2000-01-26
Death reason: anesthesia: after operation for foot problemss
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1979-04-21
(dead † 1979-04-21)
Present / last location:Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo), in Ukraine

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1968-08-06Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo)
from Moscow Zoo
Moscow Zoo 1964-00-00
from Circus Krone

Document updated2012-02-29: height
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† Assam is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo), in Ukraine, from anesthesia 2000-01-26. Official death reason described as after operation for foot problemss. (see detailed list).


Total: 1 babies

  1. () 1979-04-21 -- † 1979-04-21 stillborn


Assam was born wild 1952, captured 1953 .

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In Charkow he sired the cow Tutta, but unfortunately both the baby and the mother died during the birth 1979.

Contradictory records:

  • According to "Von der Menagerie zum größten Circus Europas: Krone", Klaus-Dieter Kürschner, Assam was located at Circus Krone in Germany between 1956 and 1964, when on tour in Russia, he was sold to Moskow Zoo after he had attacked the circus director Mr. Sembach.
  • EEP state he arrived Circus krone in 1954, and was transfered to "Mobil Zoo" 1964 from Krone, and from there to Kharkiv in 1968-08-06.
  • EEG state he came to Kharkiv 1968 (from Krone?)

  • Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Assam, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo) in Ukraine. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

    Sources used for this article is among others:

    • height: Henry Merker, Tiergarten-Forum
    • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
    • "Von der Menagerie zum größten Circus Europas: Krone", Klaus-Dieter Kürschner, Ullstein, Berlin, 1998, ISBN 3-550-06936-7


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