Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw) in Poland

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Rayah  dead elephant


EEP nr5704


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

Date of arrival

1957-07-23Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)
from Rotterdam Zoo

1956-00-00Rotterdam Zoo
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Record history
History of updates2011-04-11: compared records from EEG and EEP.
2012-02-09: most possible exporter from Sri Lanka.

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Rayah is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1998-10-09 at Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw), in Poland, .


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Rayah, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=294. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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