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

☨ Rayah
ID nr:EEP Number: 5704 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 49 years old
Dead date: 1998-10-09
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)
ArrivalWarsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw) 1957-07-23
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) 1956-00-00
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Born:* 1949-03-01 wild Sri Lanka
Capture: 1955,
Document updated2011-04-11: compared records from EEG and EEP.
2012-02-09: most possible exporter from Sri Lanka.
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 list

Koehl, D., (2020). Rayah, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 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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