African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Rhenen Zoo in Netherlands

♀ Aja
Aja. Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen 08/2009. Photo: © Peter Stolk
Aja. Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen 08/2009. Photo: © Peter Stolk


EEP nr7104


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 53 years old
Management:Protected contact

People killed:1
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1974
Imported:1974 by Firma Ruhe
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rhenen Zoo, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

2006-04-07Rhenen Zoo
from Sevilla Exotic animals reserve

2005-10-18Sevilla Exotic animals reserve
from Erfurt Zoo

1974-06-08Erfurt Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

1974-00-00Firma Ruhe
from Chipperfield organisation station

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History of updates2020-09-25

Latest document update2021-09-18 06:26:05
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Aja is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Rhenen Zoo, in Netherlands.

Aja arrived in 2006-04-07 to the Rhenen Zoo, relocated from the Sevilla Exotic animals reserve, in Spain.


Aja lives together with 4 other elephants at the Rhenen Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Bumi born 2021-08-16
  2. Duna born 1996-12-29
  3. Tembo (Franzi) born 1989
  4. Tooth born 1992


Aja was born wild 1971, captured 1974 . and imported 1974 by Firma Ruhe

Comments / pictures

The three elephants of Ouwehands Dierenpark in Rhenen are managed in protected contact with target training. Aja had previously killed a keeper.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Aja, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Rhenen Zoo in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1693. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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