Rani an Asian elephant at Neunkirchen Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Rani  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 7101
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2020-04-03
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 1 babies

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

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2010-04-29Neunkirchen Zoo
from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm 2006-07-00
from Port Lympne Zoo
Port Lympne Zoo 1994-12-21
from Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo 1994-04-18
from Port Lympne Zoo
Port Lympne Zoo 1977-06-01
from Howletts Wild Animal Park
Howletts Wild Animal Park 1971-01-01
from Sonepur Fair

Document updated2009-07-07: sex

2009-09-15: country origin

2010-05-01: transfer Neunkirchen
2018-06-02: link to EleWiki submitted
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† Rani is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Neunkirchen Zoo, in Germany, of from unknown reasons in 2020-04-03. (see detailed list).


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


Rani was born wild 1969.

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Rani, an Asian at Neunkirchen Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1371. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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