La Grande
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm in Spain

♀ La Grande

Identification

EEP nr8218

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1982-11-28 wild
Birth place: in Myanmar unspecified location
Imported:1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm, in Spain

Date of arrival

2005-05-27Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
from Gänserndorf Safari Park

2000-03-18Gänserndorf Safari Park
from Port Lympne Zoo

1999-10-30Port Lympne Zoo
from Gänserndorf Safari Park

1998-03-11Gänserndorf Safari Park
from St. Vrain Safaripark

1990-00-00St. Vrain Safaripark
from Soest Zoo

Soest Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink

E.A.G. van den Brink
from Myanmar unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2018-04-08: prev location
2018-10-09: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2020-11-28 09:06:50
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Location


La Grande is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm, in Spain.

La Grande arrived in 2005-05-27 to the Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm, relocated from the Gänserndorf Safari Park, in Austria.

La Grande lives together with 3 other elephants at the Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm:
  1. Kaiso born 1982-03-09
  2. Momo (Maman) born 1985
  3. Pequenta (Pequena, Petita) born 1972

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Origin


La Grande was born wild 1982-11-28 at Myanmar unspecified location. and imported 1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam


Comments / pictures

3 females, from Soest to Safari Park St. Vrain, France
G. van den Brink, 2014

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). La Grande, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 July 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1379. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1982 births | EEP | 1990 imports | Elephants from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm | Spain | Asian elephants


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