Nova an Asian elephant at Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo)

♀ Nova
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 28 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 9311
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1993-11-26 captive-born
Birth place: in Taman Safari Indonesia (Bogor Zoo)
Total: 5 babies

1. Born 2005-02-14 Horas EEP id: 200502

2. Born 2009-08-26
(dead † 2009-08-26)

3. Born 2012-05-08 Bogor EEP id: 201206

4. Born 2016-10-12 Pilar EEP id: 201609

5. Born 2020-03-08 Hope EEP id: 202004
Present / last location:Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo), in Spain

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2015-09-29Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo)
from Tierpark Berlin
Tierpark Berlin 2003-03-04
from Halle Zoo
Halle Zoo 1996-08-15
from Tierpark Berlin
Tierpark Berlin 1996-08-14
from Taman Negara National Park

Document updated2009-08-20:�Previous locations, Birth, Text
2012-05-24:�not pregnant
2016-01-02: transfer
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Nova is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo), in Spain.

Nova arrived in Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo) 2015-09-29, relocated from Tierpark Berlin, in Germany.

In Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo), Nova lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Bogor born 2012-05-08
  2. ,
  3. Cynthia (Chyntia) born 1995-01-12
  4. ,
  5. Hope born 2020-03-08
  6. ,
  7. Pilar born 2016-10-12
  8. ,
  9. Valentino born 2004
  10. ,
  11. Vera born 2017-03-21
  12. , (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 2005-02-14 Horas EEP id: 200502
  2. (F) 2009-08-26 -- † 2009-08-26 stillborn
  3. (M) 2012-05-08 Bogor EEP id: 201206
  4. (F) 2016-10-12 Pilar EEP id: 201609
  5. (M) 2020-03-08 Hope EEP id: 202004


Nova was born captive-born 1993-11-26 at Taman Safari Indonesia (Bogor Zoo).

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In August 1996, Cynthia and Nova were sold to the Berlin Tierpark but were transferred to the Halle Zoo for six years until arriving in Berlin in March 2003.

Contradictory records:
The 2007 European Asian Studbook lists Cynthia and Nova as being transferred to Halle from Indonesia six years before another transfer to Berlin Tierpark, whereas the 2008 version states ownership was taken by Berlin a day before their trip to Halle.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Nova, an Asian at Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo) in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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