Hella II
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Targu Mures Zoo in Romania

♀ Hella II


Chip id Number972000000117078
EEP nr8008


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Management:Protected contact
Born:* unknown
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Targu Mures Zoo, in Romania

Date of arrival

2014-10-28Targu Mures Zoo
from Budapest Zoo

1996-10-22Budapest Zoo
from Emmen Zoo

1980-11-21Emmen Zoo
from Tierpark Gronau

1978-10-18Tierpark Gronau
from Furuviksparken

from Circus Scala

Record history
History of updates2012-10-31

Latest document update2021-11-14 17:55:24
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Hella II is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Targu Mures Zoo, in Romania.

Hella II arrived in 2014-10-28 to the Targu Mures Zoo, relocated from the Budapest Zoo, in Hungary.


Hella II lives together with 1 other elephants at the Targu Mures Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Tania born 1975


Hella II was born unknown at Asia unspecified location.

Comments / pictures

1973: Hella II was bought 1973 as replacement for the dead Hella I, and as Hella I named after Mrs. Helli Johansson, administrator at Cirkus Scala.

From Furuvik to Emmen she belonged to animal dealer Werner Bode, but she never stayed at Tierpark Gronau, but was transported directly to Zoo Emmen.

Microchipped at Budapest 2005-10-16 Transponder ID: 972000000117078

2012-10: Hella is in PC since october 2012.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Hella II, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Targu Mures Zoo in Romania. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=973. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Erland Axel Wadsten
  • Jonny Persson, Furuvik Zoo
  • Johan Vinberg, Sweden

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