Anka
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mallorca Safari Park in Spain

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Anka  dead elephant

Identification

EEP nr6702

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Origin
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Capture: 1966
Death
Dead: 2008-11-15
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed due to serious leg problems and couldnt rise
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mallorca Safari Park, in Spain

Date of arrival

1997-03-05Mallorca Safari Park
from International Zoo Services (John Rens)

International Zoo Services (John Rens)
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)

1989-04-27Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
from Rhenen Zoo

1967-01-01Rhenen Zoo
from Soest Zoo

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History of updates
2022-04-15: Born in Asia

Latest document update2022-04-15 11:28:49
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Biography

† Anka is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2008-11-15 at Mallorca Safari Park, in Spain, . Official death reason described as collapsed due to serious leg problems and couldnt rise.

Origin


Anka was born wild 1962 at Asia unspecified location, captured 1966 .


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"I just learned that the elephant that was named after me died at Mallorca Safaripark on 15-11-2008. I gave her my name when I was a little girl and she was just a baby who was new at Ouwehands Dierenpark. A tv-program asked the children to name the baby. They choose my name. Now I'm nearly 51 years old and I have 3 children. I would like to know if elephant Anka has had children too."
Anka Dijkstra, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2009-01-31
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Anka, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mallorca Safari Park in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 November 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1535. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Rob Belterman, Netherlands.
  • Anka Dijkstra, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2009-01-31
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