Sonia (Sona) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ostrava Zoo

☨ Sonia (Sona)
ID nr:EEP Number: 6709 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 35 years old
Dead date: 1991-10-16
Death reason: euthanised: hoof Cancer
Location:Ostrava Zoo
ArrivalOstrava Zoo 1967-09-10
from Dvur Kralove Zoo
Dvur Kralove Zoo 1962-07-09
from Tilburg Zoo
Born:* 1956 wild
Capture: 1962,
Document updated2009-09-26: previous locations and dates
2011-03-12: Name, Text RE
According to the Ostrava Zoo's website, Sonia was transferred to the Dvur Kralov Zoo in 1962 from a circus after she attacked her trainer. During her time at Ostrava, she was kept with the male African elephant Peter until his frequent aggression towards her led the two to be separated.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Sonia (Sona), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ostrava Zoo in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1353. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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