Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rotterdam Zoo in Netherlands

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Nelly  dead elephant


EEP nr2403


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 27 years old
Born:* 1924 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1933
Dead: 1951-04-12
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rotterdam Zoo, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

1941-05-01Rotterdam Zoo
from Nuremberg Zoo

1934-01-01Nuremberg Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

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History of updates2012-06-16: eep records

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† Nelly is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1951-04-12 at Rotterdam Zoo, in Netherlands, .


Nelly was born wild 1924, captured 1933 .

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Records about Nelly from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Nelly:

2403 F ~ 1924 WILD WILD WILD ~ 1933 NONE Capture NELLY
L RUHE ~ 1933 NONE Transfer
NURNBERG 1 Jan 1934 M00516 Transfer
ROTTERDAM 1 May 1941 100203 Transfer
12 Apr 1951 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Nelly, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rotterdam Zoo in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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