Saheli (Sahaily, Menika)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Islamabad Marghazar Zoo in Pakistan

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Saheli (Sahaily, Menika)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 23 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1989 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2012-05-01
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Islamabad Marghazar Zoo, in Pakistan

Date of arrival

1991-00-00Islamabad Marghazar Zoo
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

1991-00-00Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage

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† Saheli (Sahaily, Menika) is a dead foot problems Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2012-05-01 at Islamabad Marghazar Zoo, in Pakistan, .


Saheli (Sahaily, Menika) was born wild 1989. and imported 1991

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In Sri Lanka her name was Menika.

1992: The elephant was donated by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khalida Zia
2012-04-29: The female elephant ailed suddenly on Sunday morning and was unable to stand up. CDA even used a crane to help her stand on her feet, but in vain.
2012-05-01: Improvement on Tuesday morning, ate some watermelons, bananas and drank milk., but later collapsed and died.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Saheli (Sahaily, Menika), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Islamabad Marghazar Zoo in Pakistan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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