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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Neunkirchen Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Rani  dead elephant


EEP nr7101


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2020-04-03
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1987-12-08
(dead † 1987-12-08)
stillborn EEP id: 8713
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Neunkirchen Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

2010-04-29Neunkirchen Zoo
from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm

2006-07-00Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
from Port Lympne Zoo

1994-12-21Port Lympne Zoo
from Chester Zoo

1994-04-18Chester Zoo
from Port Lympne Zoo

1977-06-01Port Lympne Zoo
from Howletts Wild Animal Park

1971-01-01Howletts Wild Animal Park 1971-01-01
from Sonepur Fair

Record history
History of updates2009-07-07: sex

2009-09-15: country origin

2010-05-01: transfer Neunkirchen
2018-06-02: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Rani is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2020-04-03 at Neunkirchen Zoo, in Germany, .


  1. (F) 1987-12-08 -- † 1987-12-08 stillborn EEP id: 8713


Rani was born wild 1969.

Comments / pictures

In his book The Best of Friends, John Aspinall writes that all asian elephants, except Assam, were bought at the Sonepur market in India.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Rani, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Neunkirchen Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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