† Noi is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1986-07-15 at Rostock Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as stomach problems?.
Noi was born wild 1964 at Thailand unspecified location.
Noi as baby, the day she arrived at Skansen, . Photo: Ingvar Nylund.
Noi came to Skansen from Furuvik in 1967, and was previously named Helene. Her origin was Thailand.
Noi, in the middle, during her first week at Skansen, to the left Fatima, right, Nika (Gobi). Elephant keepers, from left; Ingvar Nylund and Mats Berg.
Noi as youngster, in front of Fatima. Photo. Erland Axel Wadsten
Noi challenged the older Nika in Stockholm, and became stronger. The elephants at Skansen was during this time poorly trained, and there was no solution to the social problems. After she managed to push the older but weaker Nika into the inside stable Moat
in 1980, she was sent from Skansen to Copenhagen Zoo for cover 1981, with unsuccesful result, although she pushed the female Dinah into the Moat
1980-06-20 and took leadership in the Herd.
When nothing happened, she was sold to Rostock Zoo in 1981. (In paper she was sold for 40 000 Swedish crowns to Leipzig via Rostock Zoo, through the animal dealer van den Brink?)
She came delivered chained on four legs to Rostock in a container, together with a paper that stated aproximal age and a list with her command words. In spite of this minor knowledge about this elephants history, Rostock Zoo keepers managed to bring her out of the container, and she acclimatized very well in Rostock, and was also ridden outside the enclosure through the zoo, but unfortunately died in 1986, due to medical problems.
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