Lene (Lena) at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)

† Lene (Lena)
ID Number:EEP Number: 5002 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Dead date: 2001-04-22
Death reason: disease: heart problem
Location:Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
ArrivedBelfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) 1988-03-22
from Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo 1986-06-25
from Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have) 1978-06-07
from Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1977-06-10
from Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have) 1956-05-15
from Unknown
Born:1950 wild Thailand
Capture: 1956,
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1966-06-21 -- † 1999-11-23 Siporex, EEP nr: 6610
Document updated2009-03-23: Text
Lena and Bierma arrived at Chester Zoo in June 1986 after eight years together at the Aalborg Zoo in Denmark. They were kept at Chester Zoo, at the request of Belfast Zoo, for approximately two years, while a new elephant house was being built for them at Belfast Zoo. Both elephants were transferred to Belfast Zoo in March 1988. Bierma died six months later.
Her name is listed as Lena in the European Asian Elephant Studbook.

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