Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Zurich Zoo in Switzerland

♀ Indi


EEP nr8602


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1986-02-28 unknown
Birth place:
Imported:1988? by E.A.G. van den Brink
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Total: 5 babies

1. Born 2002-05-14 Chandra EEP id: 200204

2. Born 2005-07-24 Fahim EEP id: 200511

3. Born 2014-06-17
(dead † 2022-07-11)
Omysha EEP id: 201406

4. Born 2020-02-05
(dead † 2022-06-29)
Umesh EEP id: 202002

5. Born 2020-02-05
(dead † 2022-06-28)
Umesh EEP id: 202002
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

1999-10-08Zurich Zoo
from Circus Knie

1988-04-00Circus Knie
from Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)

1988-00-00Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
from E.A.G. van den Brink

E.A.G. van den Brink
from Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE)

Record history
History of updates2021-12-24

Latest document update2021-09-18 13:04:39
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Indi is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland.

Indi arrived in 1999-10-08 to the Zurich Zoo, relocated from the Circus Knie, in Switzerland.


Indi lives together with 5 other elephants at the Zurich Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali) born 1975-07-01
  2. Chandra born 2002-05-14
  3. Farha born 2005-05-03
  4. Panang born 1989-02-13
  5. Thai born 2004-11-26


  1. (F) 2002-05-14 Chandra EEP id: 200204
  2. (M) 2005-07-24 Fahim EEP id: 200511
  3. (F) 2014-06-17 -- † 2022-07-11 Omysha EEP id: 201406
  4. (M) 2020-02-05 -- † 2022-06-29 Umesh EEP id: 202002
  5. (M) 2020-02-05 -- † 2022-06-28 Umesh EEP id: 202002


Indi was born unknown 1986-02-28. and imported 1988? by E.A.G. van den Brink, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Indi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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