Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau) in Poland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Rhanee  dead elephant
Photo © Anna Gorczyńska, Wroclaw Zoo.
Photo © Anna Gorczyńska, Wroclaw Zoo.


EEP nr8714


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1986
Dead: 2011-07-30
Death reason: euthanised: liver problems
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), in Poland

Date of arrival

2007-10-24Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau)
from Valwo Zoo (Valladolid)

2000-04-13Valwo Zoo (Valladolid)
from Estepona Selwo safari park

1999-10-22Estepona Selwo safari park
from Elche (Rio Safari Elche)

1999-02-23Elche (Rio Safari Elche)
from Chipperfield organisation (Chilworth)

1997-10-02Chipperfield organisation (Chilworth)
from Twycross Zoo

1996-11-10Twycross Zoo 1996-11-10
from Chipperfield organisation (Chilworth)

1995-03-02Chipperfield organisation (Chilworth)
from Longleat Safari Park

1992-01-01Longleat Safari Park
from Woburn Safari Park

1987-00-00Woburn Safari Park
from Mary Chipperfield’s Circus

1971-00-00Mary Chipperfield’s Circus
from Dudley Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-03-24: previous locations, arrival dates
2011-07-30: death
2011-07-31: death reason
2011-11-08: picture
2012-09-06: corr prev loc

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Rhanee is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2011-07-30 at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau), in Poland, . Official death reason described as liver problems.


Rhanee was born wild 1970, captured 1986 .

Comments / pictures

Records about Rhanee from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Rhanee:

8714 F ~ 1970 WILD WILD WILD ~ 1971 NONE Capture RHANNY
CIRCUS ~ 1971 NONE Transfer
WOBURNLTD 1 Jan 1987 NONE Transfer
LONGLEAT 1 Jan 1992 NONE Transfer
CHILWORTH 2 Mar 1995 NONE Transfer
TWYCROSS 10 Nov 1996 2009 Loan to
CHILWORTH 2 Oct 1997 NONE Transfer
ELCHE SAF 23 Feb 1999 NONE Transfer
ESTEPONA 22 Oct 1999 1E4 Transfer
VALWO 13 Apr 2000 1E4 Loan to
WROCLAW 25 Oct 2007 207226 Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Rhanee, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Wroclaw Zoo (Zoo Breslau) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1896. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Olga Dabrowska
  • Jaroslav Vanecek
  • Jonas Livet, France
  • Peter Stolk
  • Zoo, Independent Zoo
    Enthusiasts Society edited by by Tim Brown and Rob Vaughan

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