Pugli an Asian elephant at Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm

 ☨ ♀ Pugli  


EEP nr7104


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2007-04-23
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1984-08-17
(dead † 1984-08-17)
killed EEP id: 8411

2. Born 1996-03-29
(dead † 1996-03-29)

3. Born 1998-08-20
(dead † 1999-07-26)
Present / last location:Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm, in Spain

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2006-07-00Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
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 updated2009-09-15: country origin
2010-05-01: prev. location Sonepur
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† Pugli is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm, in Spain, of from unknown reasons in 2007-04-23. (see detailed list).


  1. (F) 1984-08-17 -- † 1984-08-17 killed EEP id: 8411
  2. (M) 1996-03-29 -- † 1996-03-29 stillborn
  3. (M) 1998-08-20 -- † 1999-07-26 Ashoka


Pugli 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, (2021). Pugli, an Asian elephant at Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1410. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Peter Stolk
  • The Best of Friends, John Aspinall


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