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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Anka  dead elephant


EEP nr6702


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Capture: 1966
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

1989-04-27Rotterdam Zoo
from Rhenen Zoo

1967-01-01Rhenen Zoo
from Soest Zoo

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

Latest document update2022-04-15 11:28:49
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† 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.


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


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Anka, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mallorca Safari Park in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2024 at (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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