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Nellie (Nellikutha) at Wellington Zoo

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Female ♀ Asian elephant Nellie (Nellikutha) at Wellington Zoo

Evening Post, Volume CXXXVIII, Issue 40, 16 August 1944, Page 7.
† Nellie (Nellikutha)
ID Number:   ASMP Number: 15 - 
Species: Asian elephant
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Dead date: 1944-08-15
Death reason: disease: intestinal ulcers
Location:Wellington Zoo
ArrivedWellington Zoo 1927-01-00
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Born: wild India
Document updated2011-12-08: picture, death date.
2012-03-13: death reason
1927 was a big year for Wellington Zoo as it was the first time an elephant lived at the Zoo. Her name was Nellikuthra and she was an Asian elephant given to the Zoo by the Government of Madras.

Sources, among others

  • http://circuszooanimals.blogspot.com/2011_11_01_archive.html
  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2004) compiled by David Pepper-Edwards, Australia

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