Bons Ree an Asian elephant at Givskud Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Bons Ree  

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 58 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 6313
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1949 unknown
Birth place:
Dead date: 2007-07-13
Death reason: anesthesia: Cerebral hemorrhage during anesthesia for foot operation
Present / last location:Givskud Zoo, in Denmark

Date of Arrival

1970-11-11Givskud Zoo from Vejle Zoo (Himmelpind)
Vejle Zoo (Himmelpind) 1963-08-30
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1954-05-24
from East Asiatic Company

Document updated2009-09-09: previous location
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† Bons Ree is a dead foot problems Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Givskud Zoo, in Denmark, anesthesia in 2007-07-13, Cerebral hemorrhage during anesthesia for foot operation(see detailed list).


Bons Ree was born unknown 1949.

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East Asiatic Company (Østasiatiske Kompagni) in Denmark, arrived with the ship M/S Selandia.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Bons Ree, an Asian at Givskud Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanter i Köpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark


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