Ilona an Asian elephant at Karlsruhe Zoo Description † Ilona is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, ( Elephas maximus), who died at Karlsruhe Zoo, in Germany, of euthanised in 2014-03-31. Official death reason described as artrosis. (see detailed list). Origin
Ilona was born wild
1962-11-00. and imported 1963 Comments / pictures
Ilona was imported 1963 by Allaborg Zoo in Denmark, relocated from there to Grömitz Zoo 1979, and from there to Braunschweig Zoo (Arche Noah). From Braunschweig Zoo she was sold to circus and toured until sold to Hannover Zoo 1983. In Hannover she was mated several times by the bull Siporex, but never became pregnant.
Ilona and Calvin in the background, July 2004. Photo: Jan Jakobi.
2004: September 2004 Ilona was relocated from the Hannover Zoo to Heidelberg after the births of Califa and Farina.
In 2009, the Heidelberg Zoo's plans to rebuild their elephant exhibit rescheduled the transfer of their two Asian females Ilona and Jenny from September to Karlsruhe due to workings at the exhibit.
2014.03.31: Due to Arthrosis Ilona was on painkilling medicals for many years. The last weeks the dosis had to be increased, and out from welfare grounds, a decision was taken to release her from pain.
Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Ilona, an Asian elephant at Karlsruhe Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=382. ( archived at the Wayback machine) Sources used for this article is among others:
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