Rani an Asian elephant at Knies Kinderzoo

♀ Rani


EEP nr8401


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place:
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Present / last location:Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2016-01-00Knies Kinderzoo
from Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio)
Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio) 2012-11-00
from Circus Knie
Circus Knie 1990-00-00
from Knies Kinderzoo
Knies Kinderzoo 1990-00-00
from Soest Zoo
Soest Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink

Document updated2012-11-28: transfer Paradiso
2018-03-08: transfer Knie KinderZoo
2018-04-08: prev location
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Rani is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland.

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

In Knies Kinderzoo, Rani lives together with 7 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Ceylon II born 1970
  2. ,
  3. Kalaya born 2013-11-01
  4. ,
  5. Mapalay born 1986
  6. ,
  7. Mekong born ~1982
  8. ,
  9. Sabu born 1984
  10. ,
  11. Sandry born 1999-11-27
  12. ,
  13. Thisiam born 1998-05-04
  14. , (see detailed list).


Rani was born wild 1982. and imported 1990, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Rani, an Asian elephant at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1641. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • William Hody, Belgium
  • G van den Brink


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

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