Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Katie (Sonya, Kati, Katsula) at Blackpool Zoo

♀ Katie (Sonya, Kati, Katsula)


EEP nr7120


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1969 wild
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Present / last location:Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1971-11-10Blackpool Zoo
from Chester Zoo

1971-07-13Chester Zoo
from Blackpool Zoo

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History of updates2012-07-08: 
2018-06-25: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Katie (Sonya, Kati, Katsula) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom.

Katie (Sonya, Kati, Katsula) arrived Blackpool Zoo 1971-11-10, relocated from Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom.

In Blackpool Zoo, Katie (Sonya, Kati, Katsula) lives together with 5 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Emmett (Tundi) born 1991-07-10
  2. ,   
  3. Esha born 2014-03-04
  4. ,   
  5. Minbu (Mimbu) born 1985-01-00
  6. ,   
  7. Noor Jahan born 1995-11-24
  8. ,   
  9. Tara born 1998-08-06
  10. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


Katie (Sonya, Kati, Katsula) was born wild 1969.

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Records about Katie (Sonya, Kati, Katsula) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Katie (Sonya, Kati, Katsula):

7120 F ~ 1969 WILD WILD WILD ~ 1971 NONE Capture SONYA-KATI
BLACKPOOL 2 Jul 1971 M71003 Transfer
CHESTER 13 Jul 1971 130771 Loan to
BLACKPOOL 10 Nov 1971 M71003 Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Katie (Sonya, Kati, Katsula), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Blackpool Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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