Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rome Zoo in Italy

♀ Sofia


EEP nr7213


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 53 years old
Management:No contact
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
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Present / last location:Rome Zoo, in Italy

Date of arrival

1972-09-19Rome Zoo
from Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino)

1972-00-00Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino)
from Naples Zoo

1972-01-00Naples Zoo
from Molinar Co

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Sofia is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Rome Zoo, in Italy.

Sofia arrived in 1972-09-19 to the Rome Zoo, relocated from the Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino), in Italy.

Sofia lives together with 1 other elephants at the Rome Zoo:
  1. Lakshmi born 1975

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Sofia was born wild 1970.

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Previous locations Naples Zoo and import by Molinar, is not confirmed, but is most highly possible.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sofia, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rome Zoo in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 March 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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