John (Ben)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) in Netherlands

dead elephant ☨ ♂ John (Ben)  dead elephant

Identification

EEP nr8903

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 8 years old
Origin
Born:* 1989-02-28 captive-born
Birth place: in Paris Zoo Vincennes

Parents: Siam x ♀ Billy
Death
Dead: 1997-09-25
Death reason: anesthesia:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp), in Netherlands

Date of arrival

1990-02-15Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
from Paris Zoo Vincennes

Record history
History of updates2020-09-30

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† John (Ben) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1997-09-25 at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp), in Netherlands, .

Origin


John (Ben) was born captive-born 1989-02-28 at Paris Zoo Vincennes.

Parentage


Parents of John (Ben) are: ♂ Siam (father) and ♀ Billy (mother).

Siblings through the father Siam:

  1. 1963-02-15 -- † 1994-12-23 (M) Sahib Fridolin
  2. 1965-08-04 -- † 1984-06-21 (F) Madura
  3. 1972-06-17 -- † 1972-06-17 () stillborn
  4. 1972-08-13 -- † 1972-08-13 (F) stillborn
  5. 1976-03-13 -- † 1976-08 (F) August
  6. 1978-06-21 -- † 2018/2019? (M) Kim
  7. 1982-06-12 -- † 2000-04-16 (F) Kuala
  8. 1987-03-28 -- † 1987-04-21 (F) Lola
  9. 1990-03-31 -- † 2000-06-19 (M) Poona (Salem)
  10. 1992-03-27 -- † 2009-10-29 (M) Sammy
  11. 1993-10-01(F) Nina
  12. 1996-03-17 -- † 1996-03-17 (F) stillborn (twin)
  13. 1996-07-01 -- † 1996-07-01 (M) stillborn (twin)
  14. 1998-05-04(M) Thisiam

Siblings through the mother Billy:

  1. 1976-03-13 - † 1976-08 (F) August
  2. 1978-06-21 - † 2018/2019? (M) Kim
  3. 1982-06-12 - † 2000-04-16 (F) Kuala
  4. 1987-03-28 - † 1987-04-21 (F) Lola
  5. 1992-03-27 - † 2009-10-29 (M) Sammy

Pedigree


John (Ben)s ancestral Pedigree:
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John (Ben)

Sire (f):
Siam

Born: 1945

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Dame m:
Billy

Born: 1965

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). John (Ben), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 August 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=183. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
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Categories1997 deaths | 1989 births | With Pedigree | Elephants from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) | Netherlands | Asian elephants


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