Twiggy (Susan)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Belgrade Zoo in Serbia

♀ Twiggy (Susan)

Identification

EEP nr7502

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 56 years old
Management:No contact
Origin
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Belgrade Zoo, in Serbia

Date of arrival

1990-10-15Belgrade Zoo
from Amersfoort Zoo

1977-11-30Amersfoort Zoo
from Belle Vue Zoological Gardens

Belle Vue Zoological Gardens
from Glasgow Zoo

1976-06-00Glasgow Zoo
from Belle Vue Zoological Gardens

1975-01-01Belle Vue Zoological Gardens
from Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park

1969-00-00Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park 1969-00-00
from Malton Flamingo Land

1968-00-00Malton Flamingo Land
from Wellingborough Zoo

Record history
History of updates2010-04-21: attack

2010-11-18: prev locations

2012-09-04: text, loc
2018-05-22: link to EleWiki submitted

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

Location


Twiggy (Susan) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Belgrade Zoo, in Serbia.

Twiggy (Susan) arrived in 1990-10-15 to the Belgrade Zoo, relocated from the Amersfoort Zoo, in Netherlands.

In Belgrade Zoo, Twiggy (Susan) lives as single living elephant at this location

Origin


Twiggy (Susan) was born wild 1966.


Comments / pictures


26.04.1964 WELLINGBOROUGH (known as Susan her)
1968 FLAMINGO LAND
Early 1969 CRICKET ST. THOMAS
ca.1975 BELLE VUE
Jun 1976 GLASGOW
1976/77 BELLE VUE Returned to Belle Vue from Glasgow as they were unable to cope with her behaviour - kept chained during her time there.
30.11.1977 AMERSFOORT
15.10.1990 BELGRADE


Aggressive, attacked keepers in U.K. and Netherlands.

2010-08-08: A man was attacked and seriously injured Thursday by an elephant as he rescued his grandchild who had sneaked into the animals enclosure at the Belgrade Zoo, doctors and local media said. B92 television identified the man as 65-year-old Miroslav Petrovic.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Twiggy (Susan), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Belgrade Zoo in Serbia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 July 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1888. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1966 births | EEP | Elephants from Belgrade Zoo | Serbia | Single living | Asian elephants


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