Benga an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)

☨ Benga
ID Number:EEP Number: 8407 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Dead date: 1999-07-15
Death reason: disease: Bacterial infection
Location:Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
ArrivalCarl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) 1985-05-00
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) 1984-05-27
from Circus Kendler
Born:* 1966 wild
Capture: 1970,
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1981-07-00 Baby
  2. (M) 1996-01-09 -- † 1996-01-09 stillborn
Document updated2020-09-27
Benga was sent to Rotterdam in the eighties for cover, which was unsuccesful.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Benga, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Dan Koehl

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