Maja an Asian elephant at Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo)


 ☨ ♀ Maja  
Alternative name:Maya

Identification

EEP nr3402

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 31 years old
Status:foot problems
Origin
Born:* 1934-05-01 captive-born
Birth place: in Leipzig Zoo

Parents: Jacky x ♀ Benga
Death
Dead date: 1965-09-13
Death reason: unknown: Leg problems
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1958-06-06
(dead † 1963-04-07)
Charkowtschanka EEP id: 5802
Locations
Present / last location:Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo), in Ukraine

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1953-01-01Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo)
from Unknown
Unknown 1947-04-24
from Leipzig Zoo

Document updated2020-10-17: removed Kiev Zoo as prev location, not confirmed by any document she was ever in Kiev Zoo.
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Description

† Maja is a dead foot problems Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo), in Ukraine, of from unknown reasons in 1965-09-13. Official death reason described as Leg problems. (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (F) 1958-06-06 -- † 1963-04-07 Charkowtschanka EEP id: 5802

Origin


Maja was born captive-born 1934-05-01 at Leipzig Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Maja are: ♂ Jacky (father) and ♀ Benga (mother).


Siblings through the father Jacky:

  1. 1932-01-29 -- † 1986-00-00 (F) Minyak (Minjak)
  2. 1936-08-08 -- † 1953-07-31 (M) August

Siblings through the mother Benga:

  1. 1925-03-00 - † 1941-10-04 (F) Nelly II (Baby)

Pedigree


Majas pedigree:
P I II III

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Benga

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Contradictory records:

EEG death record
EEG state death year 1966


Records about Maja from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Maja:

3402 F 1 May 1934 JACKY BENGA LEIPZIG 1 May 1934 NONE Birth Maja
KYIV ZOO 1 Apr 1947 NONE Transfer
KHAR KOV 1 Jan 1953 NONE Transfer
13 Sep 1965 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online


Statement from Kiev Zoo
Kirill Trantin, director in Kiev Zoo, writes: "Oleg Hryshchenko, Head of elephants department in Kharkiv Zoo, following our request had conducted re-investigation of East Ukrainian Zoo documents and confirmed Maya arrival from Kiev [17], but there is no information about the previous history of her life and possible stay in Kyiv Zoo. It is therefore possible that period between 1947 and 1953 years she spent not in Ukrainian capital zoo but in a circus or in one of mobile zoos or menagerie that traveled through the Soviet Union.
Thus, these six years of Maya life remain unknown, at least for now."



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Maja, an Asian elephant at Kharkiv Zoo (Kharkov Zoo) in Ukraine. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=588. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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