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Meina (Lina)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Shanghai Zoo in China

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Meina (Lina)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
Born:* 1992 captive-born
Birth place:

Parents: Bamo x ♀ Banna
Dead: 2006
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Shanghai Zoo, in China

Date of arrival

1992-00-00Shanghai Zoo
Record history
History of updates2009-01-31: New elephant
2009-02-01: Name, Previous locations, Management, Text
2018-10-16: reported dead

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† Meina (Lina) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2006 at Shanghai Zoo, in China, .


Meina (Lina) was born captive-born 1992.


Parents of Meina (Lina) are: ♂ Bamo (father) and ♀ Banna (mother).

Siblings through the father Bamo:

  1. 1978-06-04 -- † 1984 (F) Yina
  2. 1982-12-31 -- † 2006 (F) Erna
  3. 1986-06-00 -- † 1996 (M) Sai Mo
  4. 1989-06-23 -- † 2001-05-02 (unknown) Asi
  5. 1996-04-12 -- † 2008 (M) Kangkang
  6. 2001-05-00 -- † 2006-01-01 (M) Yuan Yuan
  7. 2002-03-10(M) Dong Dong
  8. 2006-11-00(F) unknown

Siblings through the mother Banna:

  1. 1978-06-04 - † 1984 (F) Yina
  2. 1982-12-31 - † 2006 (F) Erna
  3. 1986-06-00 - † 1996 (M) Sai Mo
  4. 1989-06-23 - † 2001-05-02 (unknown) Asi
  5. 1996-04-12 - † 2008 (M) Kangkang
  6. 2002-03-10(M) Dong Dong
  7. 2006-11-00(F) unknown


Meina (Lina)s ancestral Pedigree:

Meina (Lina)

Sire (f):

Born: 1964

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Dame fmm:

Dame m:

Born: 1964

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Comments / pictures

Chinese dentists have re-attached a broken tusk to an elephant in Shanghai Zoo--without anesthetic.
Their patient, 10-year-old Meina, snapped her tusk at the root when she balked in fright during a transporting operation earlier this month. With the nerves bared, inflammation later set in.
Leading dentists in Shanghai were invited to conduct an operation on April 25. For fear of incurring problems and slowing down recovery, an anesthetic was ruled out.
A little after 9:00am, the dentists purged and sterilized the tusk root, and then refixed the broken tusk with the strongest adhesive they had. Meina winced several times during the process, but accompanied by her breeder managed to endure the entire operation without making much fuss. Soon after the operation, Meina seemed rejuvenated and began to take food.

Dentists Succeed in Mammoth Task, 2002-05-02

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Meina (Lina), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Shanghai Zoo in China. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4628. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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