Ida at Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Ida at Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)

Photo: ┬ę Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
† Ida
Alternative name:Danida, Rani
ID Number:EEP Number: 7110 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Dead date: 2011-03-10,
Death reason: : Gaut
Location:Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
ArrivedCopenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1971-07-03
from Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
from Karnataka unspecified location
Born:1970 wild India
Capture: 1970,
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1981-11-10 Chang, EEP nr: 8112
  2. (F) 1991-10-28 -- † 1991-10-28 noname, EEP nr: 9101
  3. (M) 1996-03-15 -- † 2006-02-09 Santosh, EEP nr: 9601
  4. (M) 2001-12-02 -- † 2003-10-06 Punjab
  5. (M) 2006-03-20 Gandhi, EEP nr: 200605
Document updated2009-09-09: Text
2010-05-22: text
2011-04-16: dead
Contradictory records:
Some sources state 1971-06-14 as arrival date.

Orphaned in January 1970 during a keddha. She fell in an trap when she was a calf, so her legs are deformed.

Gift to danish culture ministry from India because of Danidas support to India.

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