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

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sonja  dead elephant


EEP nr5803


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 54 years old
Born:* 1945 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1999-07-31
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw), in Poland

Date of arrival

1958-09-03Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)
from Tilburg Zoo

1952-00-00Tilburg Zoo
from Christ van Dijk

Christ van Dijk
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)

Record history
History of updates2009-12-22: previous locations

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Sonja is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1999-07-31 at Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw), in Poland, .


Sonja was born wild 1945.

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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, Dan, (2023). Sonja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw) in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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