Marina at Erfurt Zoo

† Marina
ID Number:
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Dead date: 2003-07-30
Death reason: age:
Location:Erfurt Zoo
ArrivedErfurt Zoo 1960-07-28
from Gangala-na-Bodio Elephant Domestication Center
Gangala-na-Bodio Elephant Domestication Center 1957-00-00
Born:1957 wild Congo
Document updated2009-05-18: Text, birth and death dates
She was born in 1957 in Congo. Her mother was killed in a banana-plantage. So she came in the Elephant-Camp "Ganga na Bodio" The first dirctor of the Erfurt Zoo, Prof. Dr. Harald H. Roth was going himselves to Congo to take her to Erfurt. Marina arrived in Erfurt 28th July 1960. She was one of the most importend animals of Erfurt Zoo.

Sources, among others

  • Dr. Norbert Neuschulz (director of Thueringer Zoopark in Erfurt 1990-2007) through Mrs Gudrun Koball from Erfurt

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