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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Munich Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Rani  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1951-08-10
Death reason: maternal death:
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1951-07-28
(dead † 1951-07-28)
stillborn (twin) EEP id: 5103

2. Born 1951-08-10
(dead † 1951-08-10)
stillborn (twin) EEP id: 5107
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Munich Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

Munich Zoo
Record history
History of updates2020-11-02

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Rani is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1951-08-10 at Munich Zoo, in Germany, .


  1. (F) 1951-07-28 -- † 1951-07-28 stillborn (twin) EEP id: 5103
  2. (F) 1951-08-10 -- † 1951-08-10 stillborn (twin) EEP id: 5107


Rani was born wild .

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Rani was the first documented captove elephant who had twins. The first stillbirth was born 28th of July, but Rani died 10th of August, and by the Autopsy another dead baby was found.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Rani, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Munich Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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