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 (archived at the Wayback machine)

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