Meina (Lina) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Shanghai Zoo

☨ Meina (Lina)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
Dead date: 2006
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Shanghai Zoo
ArrivalShanghai Zoo 1992-00-00
Born:* 1992 captive-born
Parents: Bamo x Banna
Siblings through the father Bamo:
  1. 1982-12-31 -- † 2006 (F) Erna
  2. 1986 -- † 1996 (unknown) Sai Mo
  3. 1989 -- † 2001-05-02 (unknown) Asi
  4. 1996-04-12 -- † 2008 (M) Kangkang
  5. 2001-05-00 -- † 2006-01-01 (M) Yuan Yuan
  6. 2002-03-10(M) Dong Dong
  7. 2006-11-00(F) unknown
Siblings through the mother Banna:
  1. 1982-12-31 -- † 2006 (F) Erna
  2. 1986 -- † 1996 (unknown) Sai Mo
  3. 1989 -- † 2001-05-02 (unknown) Asi
  4. 1996-04-12 -- † 2008 (M) Kangkang
  5. 2002-03-10(M) Dong Dong
  6. 2006-11-00(F) unknown
Meina (Lina)s pedigree:
P I II III

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Banna

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Document updated2009-01-31: New elephant
2009-02-01: Name, Previous locations, Management, Text
2018-10-16: reported dead
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.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Meina (Lina), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Shanghai Zoo in China. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4628. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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