Rani (Rhanee, Ranee)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Melbourne Zoo in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Rani (Rhanee, Ranee)  dead elephant


Local id Number 188301
ASMP nr1


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 22 years old
Born:* 1881 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1903-12-15
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Melbourne Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

1883-03-00Melbourne Zoo
from Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)

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History of updates2023-08-24

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† Rani (Rhanee, Ranee) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1903-12-15 at Melbourne Zoo, in Australia, .


Rani (Rhanee, Ranee) was born wild 1881.

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The Royal Melbourne Zoological Park received its first elephant in 1883 from Calcutta, a year after opening an institution modeled after the London Zoo. The female Asian elephant, named Ranee, died 21 years after her arrival.

Records about Rani (Rhanee, Ranee) from Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011)
1 F ~ 1881 UNK UNK INDIA ~ 1881 NONE Birth RANEE
MELBOURNE ~ Mar 1883 188301 Transfer
15 Dec 1903 Death
[Death by: Unknown means]
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Rani (Rhanee, Ranee), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Melbourne Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2055. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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