Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Unknown in Unknown

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sonja  dead elephant



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

Date of arrival

from Copenhagen Zoo

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


Sonja was born wild .

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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


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sonja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 July 2024 at (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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