Aidi (Aidil)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Royal London Circus in Malaysia

♂ Aidi (Aidil)

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 30 years old (estimated age)
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1992? wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Royal London Circus, in Malaysia

Date of arrival

Royal London Circus
from Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Education Centre

Record history
History of updates2009-02-01: New elephant
2012-04-21: age, changed sex, prev loc.

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Aidi (Aidil) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Royal London Circus, in Malaysia.

Aidi (Aidil) arrived to the Royal London Circus unknown date, relocated from the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Education Centre, in Malaysia.

In Royal London Circus, Aidi (Aidil) lives as single living elephant at this location

Origin


Aidi (Aidil) was born wild 1992?.


Comments / pictures

Two of the Royal London Circus' three elephants have died from the sudden cold, which hit Shanghai, during its performing tour to the city.
Veterinarians from Shanghai Zoo rushed to the circus immediately after they heard the elephants were ill in mid-December of 1999.
"We made thorough examinations of the sick animals, finding their bodies had low temperatures," said a veterinarian.
The Malaysian elephants are used to living in a tropical environment and can't bear the cold winds .
Finally, Gelly and Aida, both aged five, died on December 20, even though veterinarians did all they could. The eight-year-old Aidi survived, said the veterinarian.
The circus travels with the largest movable tent in Asia and keeps its animals in travelling containers. The containers were not able to keep the elephants warm enough in the cold weather.
Because of the death of the elephants, the circus had to delay the start of its performances until December 30.

Circus Elephants Die of Cold, 2000-01-14

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Aidi (Aidil), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Royal London Circus in Malaysia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4623. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1992 births | Born in Malaysia | Elephants from Royal London Circus | Malaysia | Single living | Asian elephants


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