Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Belfast Zoo in United Kingdom

This record may be a duplicate record with Kuka at Belfast Zoo
dead elephant ☨ ♂ Rajah  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 1941
Death reason: accident: was found death after an air raid
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Belfast Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1937-00-00Belfast Zoo
Record history
History of updates2011-10-08: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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This record may be a duplicate record with Kuka at Belfast Zoo

† Rajah is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1941 at Belfast Zoo, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as was found death after an air raid.


Rajah was born unknown .

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Records about Rajah from Peter Stolk, Netherlands
This Asian male arrived ca.1937 and was found death after an air raid. Presumably the "Belfast Blitz" of April 1941. The decision had already been made to destroy him. When I asked my contact about Kuka he wrote this: Jonas' website makes no mention of Rajah and I'm sure this must be the same animal (despite the difference in dates). So perhaps you can give Kuka, http://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=750, a second name.
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Rajah, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Belfast Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7382. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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