Venta an Asian elephant at Kazan Zoo

☨ Venta
ID nr:EEP Number: 7204 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Dead date: 1993-12-05
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Kazan Zoo
ArrivalKazan Zoo 1963-00-00
Born:* 1959 wild
Document updated2020-10-17
Contradictory records:
EEG states Venta was born 1952, arrived in Riga Zoo apr 1952 and apr 1972 in Kazan.
But according to Daiga Leimane Riga Zoo its questionable wether this elephant ever was in Riga Zoo, and the EEP studbook only mention that Venta arrived in Kazan 1963, and was born in 1959.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Venta, an Asian at Kazan Zoo in Russian Federation. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3461. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Page 167, Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Daiga Leimane, Educator, Riga National Zoological Garden, Latvia

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