Mongu at Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk)

† Mongu
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Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Dead date: 2006-08-19
Death reason: disease: stomach ulcus
Location:Danzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk)
ArrivedDanzig Zoo (Zoo Gdansk) 1991-07-24
from Rostock Zoo
Rostock Zoo 1987-07-10
from Dresden Zoo
Dresden Zoo 1980-11-01
from Franz van den Brink
Born:1973 South Africa
Document updated2010-02-27: 
EEG state Mongu as born 1974/1975.

Mongu came through animal trader van den Brink 1980 to Dresden Zoo in Germany. Eventually she came more and more aggressive and was transfered 1987 to Rostock Zoo, Germany, and then to Gdansk (Danzig) Zoo, where she spent some years with two asian females. She was living there alone, until Danzig recieved Vicky, confiscated from Circus Giovanni Althoff.


Sources, among others

  • Jana Havlová
  • Jörg Burger, head elephantkeeper, Dresden Zoo
  • Article by Olaf Tietz, head elephantkeeper Zoo Rostock, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus magazine, nr 9-2006, p 30
  • EEG Magazine nr 16, Dec 2009, by European Elephant Group

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