Banna at Shanghai Zoo

Banna
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 54 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Shanghai Zoo
ArrivedShanghai Zoo 1971-00-00
Born:1964 wild
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (unknown) unknown
  2. (F) 1982-12-31 -- † 2006 Erna
  3. (unknown) 1986 unknown
  4. (unknown) 1989 -- † 1989-00-00 unknown
  5. (F) 1992 Meina (Lina)
  6. (M) 1996-04-12 -- † 2008 Kangkang
  7. (F) 2006-11-00 unknown
Document updated2009-01-31:New elephant
2009-02-01: Management, Text
Most of the zoo's animals come from exchange programmes with other countries, while a few of them were seized from nature during the 1950s and 60s, when China had no laws for animal protection. The 38-year-old elephant, "Banna", was caught in Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province.
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