Idunda an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Basel Zoo

☨ Idunda
ID Number:
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 37 years old
Dead date: 1988-01-16
Death reason: disease: Salmonella infection
Location:Basel Zoo
ArrivalBasel Zoo 1956-00-00 from Circus Knie
Circus Knie 1956-00-00
from Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo 1952-11-01
from August Kuenzler
August Kuenzler 1952-00-00
from Ruaha National Park
Born:* 1951 wild
in Ruaha National Park Tanzania
Capture: 1952,
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1966-01-13 -- † 1982-11-30 Ota
Document updated2009-03-21: Death date
2012-03-06: corr birth year
Idunda was object for early experiments with Artificial Insemination.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Idunda, an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Dr. Peter Dollinger, Zoo Office Bern, Switzerland.
  • Peter Stolk, Netherlands
  • Page 158-64, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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