Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kunming Zoo in China

♀ Molly

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 8 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 2016-03-00 captive-born
Birth place: in Kunming Zoo
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kunming Zoo, in China

Date of arrival

2022-05-16Kunming Zoo
from Qinyang Swan Lake Ecological Park

2018-00-00Qinyang Swan Lake Ecological Park
from Kunming Zoo

Record history
History of updates2023-11-26

Latest document update2022-06-27 09:45:43
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Molly is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Kunming Zoo, in China.

Molly arrived in 2022-05-16 to the Kunming Zoo, relocated from the Qinyang Swan Lake Ecological Park, in China.


Molly lives together with 4 other elephants at the Kunming Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Unnamed born 2021-10-15
  2. Ya Long
  3. Yaming
  4. Zhongbo born 1982


Molly was born captive-born 2016-03-00 at Kunming Zoo.

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On May 15, according to the official website of the Henan Provincial Forestry Bureau, the Asian elephant "Molly" left Qinyang on May 15 and was sent to Kunming Zoo.

2022-05-17 : The Kunming Zoo announced on May 17 that the Asian elephant "Molly" arrived safely at the Kunming Zoo at 23:53 on May 16, 2022.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Molly, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kunming Zoo in China. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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