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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Riga Zoo in Latvia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Zita  dead elephant


EEP nr8312


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 21 years old
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1990-07-15
Death reason: disease: Cancer in Pancreas
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1986-02-18
(dead † 1986-03-16)
noname EEP id: 8604

2. Born 1990-04-05 Zuzanna EEP id: 9006 JAZA id: ?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Riga Zoo, in Latvia

Date of arrival

1987-08-11Riga Zoo
from Moscow Zoo

1985-00-00Moscow Zoo
from Perm Zoo

1985-00-00Perm Zoo
from Moscow Zoo

1984-00-00Moscow Zoo
from Perm Zoo

1984-00-00Perm Zoo
from Moscow Zoo

1972-00-00Moscow Zoo 1972-00-00
from Saratov Circus

1969-00-00Saratov Circus
from USSR Government Circus

Record history
History of updates2009-09-15: 1972 - 1984 to Perm and 1985 - 11.08.87 to Riga according to http://www.asianelephant.net/moskva/moskva.htm

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Zita is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1990-07-15 at Riga Zoo, in Latvia, . Official death reason described as Cancer in Pancreas.


  1. (F) 1986-02-18 -- † 1986-03-16 noname EEP id: 8604
  2. (F) 1990-04-05 Zuzanna EEP id: 9006 JAZA id: ?


Zita was born wild 1969.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Zita, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Riga Zoo in Latvia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 May 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=314. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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