|† Yuan Yuan||ID Number:|
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Male ♂ 5 years old|
|Dead date:||† 2006-01-01|
|Arrived||Shanghai Zoo 2001-05-00|
|Born:||2001-05-00 captive-born in|
|Parents:||Bamo x Erna|
|Siblings through the father Bamo:|
|Document updated||2009-01-31: New elephant|
2009-02-01: Previous locations, Birth, Management, Dam, Text
2018-04-03: death report
|Erna was bred by her father at least once resulting in a birth: Yuan Yuan in 2001.|
An elephant in Shanghai Zoo got a name chosen from many suggested by the public last weekend. The baby Asian elephant was named "Yuan Yuan" after 9,000 entries were received from Shanghai and 11 other provinces and cities. The elephant, 0.92 metre tall, is the fourth member of the zoo's pachyderm family. The name symbolizes the harmonious co-existence of human beings and animals and signifies Shanghai's support for Beijing's bid for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Symbolic Elephant Name, 2001-06-21
The 19-year-old mother elephant Erna lazily paces up and down inside the tall room as her three-month-old son, Yuanyuan, rubs his head against her legs. They ignore visitors who try to cheer them up, showing interest only when zoo keeper Wang Haitong enters their compound with a hose to cool them off.
Animal Cool, 2001-08-02
Oral surgeons from the Xuhui District Dental Center in Shanghai fit a very large patient with a false tooth Monday morning.
Shanghai Elephant Gets A New False Tooth, 2004-01-13
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