Anka at Mallorca Safari Park (Auto Safari Reserva Africana)

† Anka
ID Number:EEP Number: 6702 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Dead date: 2008-11-15
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed due to serious leg problems and couldnt rise
Location:Mallorca Safari Park (Auto Safari Reserva Africana)
ArrivedMallorca Safari Park (Auto Safari Reserva Africana) 1997-03-05
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) 1989-04-27
from Rhenen Zoo (Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen)
Rhenen Zoo (Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen) 1967-01-01
from Soest Zoo
Born:1962 wild
Capture: 1966,
Document updated2009-01-31: Text
"I just learned that the elephant that was named after me died at Mallorco safaripark on 15-11-2008. I gave her my name when I was a little girl and she was just a baby who was new at Ouwhans dierenpark. A tv-program asked the children to name the baby. They choose my name. Now I'm nearly 51 years old and I hav 3 children. I would like to know if elephant Anka has had children too."
Anka Dijkstra, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2009-01-31

Sources, among others

  • Rob Belterman, Netherlands.

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