Lene (Lena) an Asian elephant at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)

 ☨ ♀ Lene (Lena)  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 5002
Born:* 1950 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1956
Dead date: 2001-04-22
Death reason: disease: heart problem
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1966-06-21
(dead † 1999-11-23)
Siporex EEP id: 6610
Present / last location:Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens), in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival

1988-03-22Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
from Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo 1986-06-25
from Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have) 1978-06-07
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1977-06-10
from Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have) 1956-05-15
from Unknown

Document updated2009-03-23: Text
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† Lene (Lena) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens), in United Kingdom, disease in 2001-04-22, heart problem(see detailed list).


  1. (M) 1966-06-21 -- † 1999-11-23 Siporex EEP id: 6610


Lene (Lena) was born wild 1950, captured 1956 .

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Lena and Bierma arrived at Chester Zoo in June 1986 after eight years together at the Aalborg Zoo in Denmark. They were kept at Chester Zoo, at the request of Belfast Zoo, for approximately two years, while a new elephant house was being built for them at Belfast Zoo. Both elephants were transferred to Belfast Zoo in March 1988. Bierma died six months later.
Her name is listed as Lena in the European Asian Elephant Studbook.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Lene (Lena), an Asian at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=276. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger


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