Mapalay an Asian elephant at Knies Kinderzoo

♀ Mapalay
Alternative name:Ma Palej, Ma Palai


EEP nr8801


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 35 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1986 wild
Birth place:
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Present / last location:Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2016-00-00Knies Kinderzoo
from Circus Knie
Circus Knie 1988-11-00
from Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
from E.A.G. van den Brink
E.A.G. van den Brink
from Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE)

Document updated2009-11-29: new record
2016-12-18: transfer
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Mapalay is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland.

Mapalay arrived Knies Kinderzoo 2016-00-00, relocated from Circus Knie, in Switzerland.

In Knies Kinderzoo, Mapalay 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. Mekong born ~1982
  6. ,
  7. Rani 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).


Mapalay was born wild 1986. and imported 1988?, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Mapalay, an Asian elephant at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger


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