Rani
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland

♀ Rani

Identification

EEP nr8401

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
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 updates2012-11-28: transfer Paradiso
2018-03-08: transfer Knie KinderZoo
2018-04-08: prev location
2021-09-18: Importer van den Brink

Latest document update2021-09-18 13:01:30
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Location


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:
  1. Ceylon II born 1970
  2. Kalaya born 2013-11-01
  3. Mapalay born 1986
  4. Mekong born ~1982
  5. Sabu born 1984
  6. Sandry born 1999-11-27
  7. Thisiam born 1998-05-04
  8. Unnamed born 2022-05-07

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Origin


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

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Rani, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 July 2022 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
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Categories1982 births | EEP | 1990 imports | Elephants from Knies Kinderzoo | Switzerland | Asian elephants


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