Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Mala at Patna Zoo


♀ Mala

Identification


Description

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

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1978-00-00Patna Zoo
from Sonepur Fair

Document updated2018-05-22:
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Description

Location


Mala is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Patna Zoo, in India.

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

In Patna Zoo, Mala lives as single living elephant at this location (see detailed list).

Origin


Mala was born wild ~1962.


Comments / pictures

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."



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Mala, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Patna Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11416. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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