Roma an Asian elephant at Rome Zoo (Bioparco - Giardino Zoologico di Roma)

☨ Roma
ID nr:EEP Number: 4802 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 20 years old
Dead date: 1968-04-13
Death reason: disease: pneumonia
Location:Rome Zoo (Bioparco - Giardino Zoologico di Roma)
ArrivalRome Zoo (Bioparco - Giardino Zoologico di Roma) 1948-08-06
Born:* 1948-08-06 captive-born
in Rome Zoo (Bioparco - Giardino Zoologico di Roma)
Parents: Romeo II x Giulietta II (Giulie)
Siblings through the father Romeo II:
  1. 1950-09-02 -- † 1952-12-24 (M) Remo
  2. 1953-09-11 -- † 1953-09-11 (F) stillborn
  3. 1955-07-03 -- † 1955-12-31 (F) Zuma
Siblings through the mother Giulietta II (Giulie):
  1. 1950-09-02 -- † 1952-12-24 (M) Remo
  2. 1953-09-11 -- † 1953-09-11 (F) stillborn
  3. 1955-07-03 -- † 1955-12-31 (F) Zuma
Romas pedigree:
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Document updated2009-01-19
Contradictory records:
EEG state death date 1968-04-12.

Roma was rejected by her mother, and heandreared by the elephant keepers, which was probably the first succesful handrearing ever, of a zoo born elephant.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Roma, an Asian at Rome Zoo (Bioparco - Giardino Zoologico di Roma) in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=808. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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