Sonja
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Unknown in Unknown

♀ Sonja

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Status:Lost to follow-up
Management:Lost to follow-up
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Unknown, in Unknown

Date of arrival

1981-01-21Unknown
from Copenhagen Zoo

Record history
History of updates2018-05-03: management LTFU
2018-05-08: status lost

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

Location


Sonja is a living Lost to follow-up Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Unknown, in Unknown.

Sonja arrived in 1981-01-21 to the Unknown, relocated from the Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark.

Sonja lives together with 146 other elephants at the Unknown:
detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Origin


Sonja was born wild .


Comments / pictures

Arrived Denmark with two czech artists without papers in 1980, why the elephant was confiscated and brought to Copenhagen Zoo. The owner were allowed to take daily care for the elephant, and one night, the elephant disappeared without any trace from the Zoo. The artists took the route to Poland over Sweden and Trelleborg harbour, and later wrote to Copenhagen Zoo director Bent Jörgenssen and apalogized for any obstacles and thanked for the care of the elephant.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sonja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 July 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2158. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bent Jørgensen "Dyr omkring mig" ISBN:8772455349, 1993

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