Nika and Bill Hemberg at Skansen in Stockholm.
|☨ Nika||Alternative name:||Gobi||ID Number:||EEP Number: 6002 -|
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀ 41 years old||Characteristics:||A tear on the left ear lob||Dentition:||tushes|
|Body height:||2.40 meter, 7.9 feet|
|Body weight:||3600.00 kg, 7920.00 lbs|
|Dead date:||† 1999-12-01, on transfer?|
|Death reason:||disease: intoxication from branches?|
|Location:||Estepona Selwo safari park|
|Arrival||Estepona Selwo safari park 1999-10-22|
from Elche (Rio Safari Elche)
Elche (Rio Safari Elche) 1999-02-23
from Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park
Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park 1992-06-07
from Stockholm Zoo (Skansen)
Stockholm Zoo (Skansen) 1960-06-06
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) 1960-00-00
from Assam unspecified forest
|Born:||* 1958 wild|
in Assam unspecified forest India
|Capture:||1960, Assam, India||Imported:||1960||Freight:||Possibly shipped together with two other elephants from Calcutta in India to Bremerhafen in Germany|
|Document updated||2017-03-09: links to ele-wiki submitted|
2018-03-02: links to ele-wiki removed
2018-05-10: phys char
Nika and elephant keeper Mats Berg after morning walk in the Stockholm Zoo Skansen, 1971. Photo: Erland Axel Wadsten
Nika was born 1958 in Assam, India, and came to Skansen Zoo in Stockholm, from Hagenbecks in Hamburg in 1960. She was officially called Gobi.
It is possible that she came with ship from Calcutta to Bremerhafen in 1960, together with Shöpfi in Dresden ZooDue to an accident 1969, when she fell down with the right hindleg in a whole in stable used to bring out manure, she suffered from scholiosis, making her right leg shorter, why she was limping a little bit.
Nika and Dan Koehl at Skansen in Stockholm 1988.
Photo: Carina Gerken.
Reference listKoehl, D., (2020). Nika, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Estepona Selwo safari park in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=59. (archived at the Wayback machine)
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