Rhena (Betsy, Baby) at Rhenen Zoo (Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen)

Female Asian elephant Rhena (Betsy, Baby)  at Rhenen Zoo (Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen)

Rhena of Ouwehands Zoo. From a zoo guide
† Rhena (Betsy, Baby)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 2 years
Dead date: 1964-04-10
Death reason: disease: heart-failure after tracture on left front leg
Location:Rhenen Zoo (Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen)
ArrivedRhenen Zoo (Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen) 1963-04-02
Born:1962 wild
Document updated2010-05-19: picture from a zooguide
2012-10-26: birth year, death year, alt name
2018-04-09: corrected name and death year


This Rhena originally was named Betsy, but called Baby, class 5b of the Providentiaschool in Helmond named her Rhena after a contest written out by Ouwehands’ Dierenpark. She was born in Thailand, arrived Rhenen April 2nd 1963 (bought for ƒ10.000) and died April 10th 1964! The cause of death is heart-failure three days after she had broken her left front leg.

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