Benjamin an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Thoiry Zoo (Parc de Thoiry)

Benjamin
Alternative name:Ben, Ebeni
ID Number:EEP Number: 8004 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 36 years old
Management:unknown
People killed:1: elephantkeeper Dougie Robertson at Monde Sauvage Safari, 1995
Location:Thoiry Zoo (Parc de Thoiry)
ArrivalThoiry Zoo (Parc de Thoiry) 2002-10-02
from Howletts Wild Animal Park
Howletts Wild Animal Park 1995-04-27
from Monde Sauvage Safari, Aywaille
Monde Sauvage Safari, Aywaille 1989-03-23
from Tuddern safari park (Löwensafari Tüddern)
Tuddern safari park (Löwensafari Tüddern) 1988-06-30
from Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park
Born:* 1984 wild Zimbabwe
Document updated2010-09-25: new record
2018-05-10: death victim
Contradictory records:
EEG state birth year 1981.

1995-04-02: Ebeni killed the elephantkeeper Dougie Robertson at Monde Sauvage Safari

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Benjamin, an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Thoiry Zoo (Parc de Thoiry) in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1662. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

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

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