Pugli an Asian elephant at Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm

☨ Pugli
ID nr:EEP Number: 7104 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Dead date: 2007-04-23
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
ArrivalTerra Natura theme park, Benidorm 2006-07-00
from Port Lympne Zoo
Port Lympne Zoo 1977-06-01
from Howletts Wild Animal Park
Howletts Wild Animal Park 1971-01-01
from Sonepur Mela Haathi Bazaar (Harihar Kshetra Mela)
Born:* 1969 wild India
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1984-08-17 -- † 1984-08-17 killed, EEP nr: 8411
  2. (M) 1996-03-29 -- † 1996-03-29 stillborn
  3. (M) 1998-08-20 -- † 1999-07-26 Ashoka
Document updated2009-09-15: country origin
2010-05-01: prev. location Sonepur
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, D., (2020). Pugli, an Asian at Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 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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