† Nika is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Estepona Selwo safari park, in Spain, of disease in 1999-12-01. Official death reason described as intoxication from branches?. (see detailed list).
Nika was born wild 1958 at Assam unspecified forest, captured 1960 , captured at Assam, India. and imported 1960, Possibly shipped together with two other elephants from Calcutta in India to Bremerhafen in Germany
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 Zoo
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