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

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Ida at Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)

Photo: © 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)
ArrivalCopenhagen 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 -- † 2020-07-24 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.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Ida, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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