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Cynthia (Chyntia)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo) in Spain

♀ Cynthia (Chyntia)


EEP nr9509


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus sumatranus
Sex and age:Female ♀ 28 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1995-01-12 captive-born
Birth place: in Taman Safari Indonesia (Bogor Zoo)
Birth weight 55.00 kgs, 121.00 lbs

Parents: Taru x ♀ Mawar
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2005-04-03 Sinta (Cinta) EEP id: 200503

2. Born 2010-03-15 Dimas EEP id: 201003

3. Born 2017-03-21 Vera EEP id: 201708
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo), in Spain

Date of arrival

2015-09-29Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo)
from Tierpark Berlin

2003-03-04Tierpark Berlin
from Halle Zoo

1996-08-15Halle Zoo
from Tierpark Berlin

1996-08-14Tierpark Berlin
from Taman Safari Indonesia (Bogor Zoo)

Record history
History of updates2009-08-20:�Merge of two elephants


2016-01-02: transfer
2018-03-08: link to EleWiki submitted
2021-01-31: subspecies

Latest document update2021-01-31 02:00:46
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Cynthia (Chyntia) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo), in Spain.

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

Cynthia (Chyntia) lives together with 5 other elephants at the Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo):
  1. Hope born 2020-03-08
  2. Nova born 1993-11-26
  3. Pilar born 2016-10-12
  4. Valentino born 2004
  5. Vera born 2017-03-21

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (F) 2005-04-03 Sinta (Cinta) EEP id: 200503
  2. (M) 2010-03-15 Dimas EEP id: 201003
  3. (F) 2017-03-21 Vera EEP id: 201708


Cynthia (Chyntia) was born captive-born 1995-01-12 at Taman Safari Indonesia (Bogor Zoo).


Parents of Cynthia (Chyntia) are: ♂ Taru (father) and ♀ Mawar (mother).

Siblings through the mother Mawar:

  1. (M) Anwar


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Taru bred the female Mawar in July 1993, which led to the birth of Chyntia in January 1995. Mawar did not accept the calf and was unable to care for the newborn, eventually no longer able to eat and died three days after the birth. The calf was subsequently hand-raised by zoo staff.
At her birth, Chyntia measured 82 centimeters high at the shoulder and weighed 55 kilograms.

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 European Asian Elephant Studbook lists Cynthia's birth on 2009-01-21. However, according to an article written by the TSI's veterinarians, she was born 2009-01-12.
In addition, 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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Cynthia (Chyntia), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Madrid Zoo (Casa de Campo) in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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