Zita an Asian elephant at Riga Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Zita  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 21 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 8312
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 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: ?
Present / last location:Riga Zoo, in Latvia

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1987-08-11Riga Zoo
from Moscow Zoo
Moscow Zoo 1985-00-00
from Perm Zoo
Perm Zoo 1985-00-00
from Moscow Zoo
Moscow Zoo 1984-00-00
from Perm Zoo
Perm Zoo 1984-00-00
from Moscow Zoo
Moscow Zoo 1972-00-00
from Saratov Circus
Saratov Circus 1969-00-00
from USSR Government Circus

Document updated2009-09-15: 1972 - 1984 to Perm and 1985 - 11.08.87 to Riga according to http://www.asianelephant.net/moskva/moskva.htm
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† Zita is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Riga Zoo, in Latvia, of disease in 1990-07-15. Official death reason described as Cancer in Pancreas. (see detailed list).


  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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Zita, an Asian at Riga Zoo in Latvia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=314. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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