Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland

♀ Rani


EEP nr8401


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

2016-01-00Knies Kinderzoo
from Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio)

2012-11-00Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio)
from Circus Knie

1990-00-00Circus Knie
from Knies Kinderzoo

1990-00-00Knies Kinderzoo
from Soest Zoo

Soest Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink

Record history
History of updates2021-12-23

Latest document update2021-09-18 13:01:30
Google map
Random literature
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases,


Rani is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland.

Rani arrived in 2016-01-00 to the Knies Kinderzoo, relocated from the Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio), in Belgium.


Rani lives together with 8 other elephants at the Knies Kinderzoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Ceylon II born 1970
  2. Kalaya born 2013-11-01
  3. Kamon born 2022-05-07
  4. Mapalay born 1986
  5. Mekong born ~1982
  6. Sabu born 1984
  7. Sandry born 1999-11-27
  8. Thisiam born 1998-05-04


Rani was born wild 1982. and imported 1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Rani, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1641. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • William Hody, Belgium
  • G van den Brink

Relevant links

Internal relevant links

External relevant links (Opens in new window)

Search more on the web for Rani

(The name Rani is already submitted into the link, just click on the link for relevant results)

Categories1982 births | EEP | 1990 imports | Elephants from Knies Kinderzoo | Switzerland | Asian elephants

About this documentThis document was updated: 2021-09-18 13:01:30 with valid HTML5 Valid CSS

Elephant Encyclopedia and database

Established 1995
Established 2006
Your ip:
Kulen Elephant Forest