Ilona at Karlsruhe Zoo

Female Asian elephant Ilona at Karlsruhe Zoo

Ilona. Heidelberg Zoo 2007. Photo: © Stefan Aspegren
† Ilona
ID Number:EEP Number: 8307 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 45 years
Dead date: 2014-03-31
Death reason: euthanised: artrosis
Location:Karlsruhe Zoo
ArrivedKarlsruhe Zoo 2009-11-19 from Heidelberg Zoo
Heidelberg Zoo 2004-09-28
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1983-02-07
from Bernhard Casselly (Bernhard Kaselowsky)
Born:1969 wild
Document updated2009-09-02: Text
2009-11-20: transfer
2010-10-02: prev location
2014-03-31: euthanised
In September 2004 Ilona was relocated from the Hannover Zoo to Heidelberg after the births of Califa and Farina.
In 2009, the Heidelberg Zoo's plans to rebuild their elephant exhibit rescheduled the transfer of their two Asian females Ilona and Jenny from September to Karlsruhe due to workings at the exhibit.

2914.03.31: Due to Artrosis Ilona was on painkilling medicals for many years. The last weeks the dosis had to be increased, and out from welfare grounds, a decision was taken to release her from pain.

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