Lene (Lena)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Belfast Zoo in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Lene (Lena)  dead elephant


EEP nr5002


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

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

Date of arrival

1988-03-22Belfast Zoo
from Chester Zoo

1986-06-25Chester Zoo
from Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)

1978-06-07Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
from Copenhagen Zoo

1977-06-10Copenhagen Zoo
from Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)

1956-05-15Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
from Unknown

Record history
History of updates2009-03-23: Text

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Lene (Lena) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2001-04-22 at Belfast Zoo, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as heart problem.


  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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Lene (Lena), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Belfast Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=276. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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