Tanja (Tanya) at Sosto Zoo (Nyiregyhazi Allatpark)

Female Asian elephant Tanja (Tanya) at Sosto Zoo (Nyiregyhazi Allatpark)

Tanja (Tanya)
ID Number:EEP Number: 8204 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 43 years
Management:Free contact
Location:Sosto Zoo (Nyiregyhazi Allatpark)
ArrivedSosto Zoo (Nyiregyhazi Allatpark) 2009-09-12
from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm 2004-08-29
from Gänserndorf Safari Park
Gänserndorf Safari Park 2002-11-09
from Port Lympne Zoo
Port Lympne Zoo 1992-07-23
from Boras Zoo
Boras Zoo 1982-03-01
from Eskilstuna Parken Zoo
Eskilstuna Parken Zoo
from Ingemar Forss (Zoo-Forss)
Born:1975 wild India
Document updated2009-09-14: transfer to sosto zoo
2010-04-10: free contact
2011-10-08: picture from time in Boras
2012-09-02: corr arr date
According to EEG born 1972?

Attacked keepers Mikael Eriksson and Tony Svensson in Boras Zoo, why she was transfered to off-hand and exported to Port Lympne. Very hairy in younger ages.

Official origin in EEP records is Thailand, But according to Jonas Wahlström, Skansen-Akvariet, Stockholm, Sweden, she was shipped from the port in Trivandrum, with origin from south India. (Jonas and animal-dealer Ingemar Forss went with her on the ship from India)

Tanja had during her first 25 years extremely amounts of hair, see photo.

Tanja as teenager in Borås Zoo

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