Rhena (Betsy, Baby)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rhenen Zoo in Netherlands

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Rhena (Betsy, Baby)  dead elephant
Rhena of Ouwehands Zoo. From a zoo guide
Rhena of Ouwehands Zoo. From a zoo guide



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 2 years old
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1964-04-10
Death reason: disease: heart-failure after tracture on left front leg
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rhenen Zoo, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

1963-04-02Rhenen Zoo
Record history
History of updates2010-05-19: picture from a zooguide
2012-10-26: birth year, death year, alt name
2018-04-09: corrected name and death year

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Rhena (Betsy, Baby) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1964-04-10 at Rhenen Zoo, in Netherlands, . Official death reason described as heart-failure after tracture on left front leg .


Rhena (Betsy, Baby) was born wild 1962.

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Rhena (Betsy, Baby)  in Rhenen Zoo

This Rhena originally was named Betsy, but called Baby, class 5b of the Providentiaschool in Helmond named her Rhena after a contest written out by Ouwehands’ Dierenpark. She was born in Thailand, arrived Rhenen April 2nd 1963 (bought for ƒ10.000) and died April 10th 1964! The cause of death is heart-failure three days after she had broken her left front leg.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Rhena (Betsy, Baby) , Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rhenen Zoo in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4829. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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