Soraya
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio) in Belgium

♀ Soraya
William Hody, Belgium
William and Patricia Hody, Belgium

Identification

EEP nr201012

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 11 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2010-12-09 captive-born
Birth place: in Hannover Zoo

Parents: Nikolai x ♀ Khaing Hnin Hnin
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2020-12-18 Sayun EEP id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio), in Belgium

Date of arrival

2014-10-09Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio)
from Hannover Zoo

Record history
History of updates2011-04-12: name
2016-01-04: transfer
2016-01-04: eep nr
2018-03-17: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2020-12-09: picture
2020-12-18: Updated as not pregnant

Latest document update2020-12-18 14:24:08
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Biography

Location


Soraya is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio), in Belgium.

Soraya arrived in 2014-10-09 to the Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio), relocated from the Hannover Zoo, in Germany.

Soraya lives together with 22 other elephants at the Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio):
  1. 2. ♀ Amithi born 2012-12-24
  2. 3. ♀ Aye Chan May (Aye Shan May) born 1995-08-13
  3. 4. ♂ Chamundi (Magnum) born 1992-05-25
  4. 5. ♀ Farina born 2003-03-20
  5. 6. ♀ Gitana
  6. 7. ♀ Jana born 1976-00-00
  7. 8. ♀ Khaing Hnin Hnin born 1982-09-13
  8. 9. ♀ Luna born 2019-06-08
  9. 10. ♀ Mala born 1964-00-00
  10. 11. ♀ Malee born 2019-02-26
  11. 12. ♀ Maly (Malay) born 2013-03-13
  12. 13. ♀ Nang Faa born 2015-05-20
  13. 14. ♂ Po Chin born 2000-07-18
  14. 15. ♀ Praya (Preya) born 1976-00-00
  15. 16. ♂ Ravi born 2017-05-05
  16. 17. ♀ Saphira born 2010-05-07
  17. 18. ♀ Sayang born 1995
  18. 19. ♂ Sayun born 2020-12-18
  19. 20. ♀ Sitara born 2013-10-27
  20. 21. ♀ Suzy (Susy) born 1988
  21. 22. ♂ Ta Wan born 2017-09-19
  22. 23. ♂ Thambi born 2016-12-22

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Offspring


  1. (M) 2020-12-18 Sayun EEP id: 00

Origin


Soraya was born captive-born 2010-12-09 at Hannover Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Soraya are: ♂ Nikolai (father) and ♀ Khaing Hnin Hnin (mother).

Siblings through the father Nikolai:

  1. 2009-01-10 -- † 2009-01-11 (M) noname
  2. 2010-05-07(F) Saphira
  3. 2010-05-11(M) Nuka
  4. 2010-07-25(M) Felix
  5. 2010-08-06(M) Dinkar
  6. 2011-06-18 -- † 2015-12-08 (F) Mumba
  7. 2012-12-24(F) Amithi
  8. 2013-03-13(F) Maly (Malay)
  9. 2013-10-27(F) Sitara
  10. 2013-12-31(M) Taru
  11. 2014-03-17(F) Yumi
  12. 2015-05-20(F) Nang Faa
  13. 2016-12-22(M) Thambi
  14. 2016-12-23(F) Jenny
  15. 2017-01-19(F) Meena
  16. 2017-05-05(M) Ravi
  17. 2020-05-04(M) Vinh

Siblings through the mother Khaing Hnin Hnin:

  1. 2003-03-20(F) Farina
  2. 2005-10-28(M) Tarak
  3. 2008-05-06(M) Shanti
  4. 2013-03-13(F) Maly (Malay)
  5. 2017-09-19(M) Ta Wan

Pedigree


Sorayas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Soraya

Sire (f):
Nikolai

Born: 1993-05-02

Sire ff:
Tusko (Sobik)

Born: 1971
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:
Kitty (Mookee)

Born: 1965
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Khaing Hnin Hnin

Born: 1982-09-13

Sire mf:


Born:
Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:


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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Soraya, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pairi Daiza (Parc Paradisio) in Belgium. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6283. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Rob Belterman, Netherlands.
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