Ida an Asian elephant at Copenhagen Zoo

Female ♀ Asian  Ida at Copenhagen Zoo

Photo: © Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
☨ Ida
Alternative name:Danida, Rani
ID nr:EEP Number: 7110 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Dead date: 2011-03-10
Death reason: : Gaut
Location:Copenhagen Zoo
ArrivalCopenhagen Zoo 1971-07-03 from Mysore Zoo
Mysore Zoo
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 at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=714. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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