Anka an Asian elephant at Mallorca Safari Park (Auto Safari Reserva Africana)

☨ Anka
ID nr:EEP Number: 6702 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Dead date: 2008-11-15
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed due to serious leg problems and couldnt rise
Location:Mallorca Safari Park (Auto Safari Reserva Africana)
ArrivalMallorca Safari Park (Auto Safari Reserva Africana) 1997-03-05
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) 1989-04-27
from Rhenen Zoo
Rhenen Zoo 1967-01-01
from Soest Zoo
Born:* 1962 wild
Capture: 1966 ,
Document updated2009-01-31: Text
"I just learned that the elephant that was named after me died at Mallorco 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 Ouwhans dierenpark. A tv-program asked the children to name the baby. They choose my name. Now I'm nearly 51 years old and I hav 3 children. I would like to know if elephant Anka has had children too."
Anka Dijkstra, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2009-01-31

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Anka, an Asian at Mallorca Safari Park (Auto Safari Reserva Africana) in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Rob Belterman, Netherlands.

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