Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rotterdam Zoo in Netherlands

This record may be a duplicate record with Maneki at Unknown
dead elephant ☨ ♀ Menika  dead elephant


EEP nr5503


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Born:* 1940 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1981-10-08
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rotterdam Zoo, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

1955-09-05Rotterdam Zoo
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† Menika is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1981-10-08 at Rotterdam Zoo, in Netherlands, .


Menika was born wild 1940.

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Records about Menika from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Menika:

5503 F ~ 1940 WILD WILD WILD ~ 1955 NONE Capture Menika
ROTTERDAM 5 Sep 1955 101207 Transfer
8 Oct 1981 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Menika, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rotterdam Zoo in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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