John (Ben) an Asian elephant at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)

☨ John (Ben)
ID nr:EEP Number: 8903 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 8 years old
Dead date: 1997-09-25
Death reason: anesthesia:
Location:Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
ArrivalRotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) 1990-02-15
from Paris Zoo Vincennes
Born:* 1989-02-28 captive-born
in Paris Zoo Vincennes
Parents: Siam x Billy
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
John (Ben)s pedigree:
P I II III

John (Ben)

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Billy

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Document updated2020-09-30

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). John (Ben), an Asian at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=183. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

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

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