Rayah an Asian elephant at Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)

 ☨ ♂ Rayah  


EEP nr5704


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 49 years old
Born:* 1949-03-01 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1955
Dead date: 1998-10-09
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw), in Poland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1957-07-23Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) 1956-00-00
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Document updated2011-04-11: compared records from EEG and EEP.
2012-02-09: most possible exporter from Sri Lanka.
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† Rayah is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw), in Poland, of from unknown reasons in 1998-10-09. (see detailed list).


Rayah was born wild 1949-03-01, captured 1955 .

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Contradictory records:
EEG state:
- 01.03.1949 born in Sri Lanka
- May 52 arrived Rotterdam
- 23.07.1957 arrived Warschau

EEP state:
- 1949 born
- 1955 caught
- 1956 arrived Rotterdam
- 23.07.1957 arrived Warschau
- 9.10.1998 death

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Rayah, an Asian elephant at Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=294. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

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


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