Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kobe Oiji Zoo in Japan

♀ Zuzanna
Alternative name: Zuze, Suse


EEP nr9006
JAZA nr nr?


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 32 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1990-04-05 captive-born
Birth place: in Riga Zoo

Parents: Radsch x ♀ Zita
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 2002-01-11
(dead † 2002-01-11)
stillborn JAZA id: ?

2. Born 2004-03-02
(dead † 2005-04-25)
Momo JAZA id: ?

3. Born 2007-10-21
(dead † 2012-04-07)
Oji JAZA id: ?

4. Born 2014-06-12 Yuuki JAZA id: ?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kobe Oiji Zoo, in Japan

Date of arrival

2014-12-02Kobe Oiji Zoo
from Ichihara Elephant Kingdom

2013-10-10Ichihara Elephant Kingdom
from Kobe Oiji Zoo

1996-09-03Kobe Oiji Zoo
from Riga Zoo

Record history
History of updates2014-02-17: transfer, pregnant.

2014-02-17: arrival date in Japan

2018-05-04: name of baby, return to Kobe
2018-08-12: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Zuzanna is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Kobe Oiji Zoo, in Japan.

Zuzanna arrived in 2014-12-02 to the Kobe Oiji Zoo, relocated from the Ichihara Elephant Kingdom, in Japan.

Zuzanna lives together with 2 other elephants at the Kobe Oiji Zoo:
  1. Mac born 1992-06-13
  2. Midori born 2000

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (F) 2002-01-11 -- † 2002-01-11 stillborn JAZA id: ?
  2. (F) 2004-03-02 -- † 2005-04-25 Momo JAZA id: ?
  3. (M) 2007-10-21 -- † 2012-04-07 Oji JAZA id: ?
  4. (M) 2014-06-12 Yuuki JAZA id: ?


Zuzanna was born captive-born 1990-04-05 at Riga Zoo.


Parents of Zuzanna are: ♂ Radsch (father) and ♀ Zita (mother).

Siblings through the father Radsch:

  1. 2005-08-07(M) Myo Set Kaung
  2. 2006-03-30(F) Marlar
  3. 2006-05-23 -- † 2017-04-00 (M) Unt Bwe
  4. 2007-08-08(F) Shwe Zin
  5. 2008-02-25(M) Ananda Yingthway
  6. 2008-03-07 -- † 2008-03-07 () miscarriage
  7. 2008-09-04(M) Yoe Ma
  8. 2009-05-23(M) Ein She Min
  9. 2010-02-17 -- † 2010-02-17 (M) noname
  10. 2010-03-09(M) Einga-Tha
  11. 2011-02-06(M) Mong Tine
  12. 2011-08-08(M) Shwe Myarr
  13. 2012-05-22 -- † 2012-06-11 (M) Thura
  14. 2013-07-15(M) Thuya
  15. 2014-05-16(M) Radza junior (Radza Jr)
  16. 2014-07-20(M) Ravi

Siblings through the mother Zita:

  1. 1986-02-18 - † 1986-03-16 (F) noname


Zuzannas ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):

Born: 1967

Sire ff:

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Dame fm:

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Dame fmm:

Dame m:

Born: 1969

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1990: The mother died in August and Zuzanna was successfully handreared after four months of age.

1996: Departed for Japan (out Riga Zoo) - August 26, 1996, arrived in Kobe Oji Zoo - September 3, 1996. Transportation via Frankfurt, Riga-Frankfurt (autotransportation, 24-31.08.1996, transportation engaged Roy Smith /Dan-Inject - Interzoo/) http://www.interzoo.de/page20.html Frankfurt-Tokyo (01-02.09.1996, air transport (go with Mr. Gunar Shauer, Riga Zoo Elephant Curator)

2013: On October 9, 2013, Zuze, in pregnant, was transferred to Ichikawa Elephant Kingdom in a hope that Zuze can study the maternal behavior from Pooly.

2014: On June 12, 2014, a healthy male was born, 142kg, but Zuze do not take care the boy as the former cases. Zuze was transferred home to Oji Zoo on December 2, 2014.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Zuzanna, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kobe Oiji Zoo in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=315. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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