Minoti an Asian elephant at Natal Zoo Lion Park

♀ Minoti



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Natal Zoo Lion Park, in South Africa

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Natal Zoo Lion Park
from Brian Boswells Circus
Brian Boswells Circus 1979-00-00
from Circus Chipperfield

Document updated2010-06-09: origin.
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Minoti is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Natal Zoo Lion Park, in South Africa.

Minoti arrived Natal Zoo Lion Park unknown date, relocated from Brian Boswells Circus, in South Africa.

In Natal Zoo Lion Park, Minoti lives together with 2 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Jackie born 1954
  2. ,
  3. Jasmine born 1954
  4. , (see detailed list).


Minoti was born wild 1970. and imported 1972

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Imported from Bangalore.

Imported into the UK in 1972 and then exported by sea from the UK to Australia in 1979. En route there were problems with Veterinary papers caused by the ship docking in Durban, South Africa, so Minoti was off-loaded and taken to the Natal Lion Park in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Minoti, an Asian elephant at Natal Zoo Lion Park in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5438. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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