Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Natal Zoo Lion Park in South Africa

♀ Minoti



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1970 wild
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Present / last location:Natal Zoo Lion Park, in South Africa

Date of arrival

Natal Zoo Lion Park
from Brian Boswells Circus

1979-00-00Brian Boswells Circus
from Circus Chipperfield

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History of updates2010-06-09: origin.

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Minoti is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Natal Zoo Lion Park, in South Africa.

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

Minoti lives together with 2 other elephants at the Natal Zoo Lion Park:
  1. Jackie born 1954
  2. Jasmine born 1954

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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.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Minoti, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Natal Zoo Lion Park in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5438. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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