Malini an Asian elephant at Auckland Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Malini  
This photo was sourced from the book: A Tiger by the Tail by Derek Wood.
This photo was sourced from the book: A Tiger by the Tail by Derek Wood.


ASMP nr35


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 18 years old
Born:* 1953 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1971-02-27
Death reason: disease: officially pancreas problems
Present / last location:Auckland Zoo, in New Zealand

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1961-08-04Auckland Zoo

Document updated2010-05-23: arrival, death year
2013-08-30: death reasons
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† Malini is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Auckland Zoo, in New Zealand, of disease in 1971-02-27. Official death reason described as officially pancreas problems. (see detailed list).


Malini was born wild 1953.

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Unnofficially the death reason is that she ate a tin of paint.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Malini, an Asian elephant at Auckland Zoo in New Zealand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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