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

☨ Sonja
ID Number:EEP Number: 5803 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 54 years old
Dead date: 1999-07-31
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)
ArrivalWarsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw) 1958-09-03
from Tilburg Zoo
Tilburg Zoo 1952-00-00
from Christ van Dijk
Christ van Dijk
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Born:* 1945 wild Sri Lanka
Document updated2009-12-22: previous locations
Shipped from Colombo, according to EEP studbook.

Contradictory records:
EEP state arrival Tilburg ~ 1958.


1958: August 28 Sonja was transported with ship Puck from Amsterdam via Hamburg to Gdynia harbour in Poland. From there to Warsaw with thain, this trip took almost a week.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Sonja, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=295. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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