Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Patna Zoo in India

♀ Mala



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 59 years old (approximate age)
Management:Free contact
Born:* ~1962 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Patna Zoo, in India

Date of arrival

1978-00-00Patna Zoo
from Sonepur Fair

Record history
History of updates2018-05-22:

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Mala is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Patna Zoo, in India.

Mala arrived in 1978-00-00 to the Patna Zoo, relocated from the Sonepur Fair, in India.

In Patna Zoo, Mala lives as single living elephant at this location


Mala was born wild ~1962.

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2018-04-10: The state government had bought the now 40 years old female elephant from Sonepur fair in 1978 and Mala has been a dear member of the zoo family since then.

Patna zoo director S Chandrashekhar said, "We are planning to send Mala to Valmikinagar Tiger Reserve (VTR) in West Champaran. She will be kept in Madanpur forest range with a couple of other elephants already there."

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Mala, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Patna Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 October 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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