Pepita at Zoolandia

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Pepita at Zoolandia

Pepita and Pertti Sariola 1986.
† Pepita
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old
Dead date: 1995
Death reason: disease: Uterus cancer
Location:Zoolandia
ArrivedZoolandia 1990-00-00 from Suomen Tivoli
Suomen Tivoli 1953-00-00
from
Born:1950 wild
Document updated2014-01-13: 
Trained by Kalle Nyman 1958-1967 she was trained by Pertti Sariola from 1967.

Pepita came 1990 to Zoolandia, from Suomen Tivoli in Finland. In Zoolandia was already the african elephant Vanni (later sold to Nikolaiev Zoo). The two females were nighttime separated in two boxes, wearing no chains, and was daytime kept together free. Pepita died 1995 in Uterus cancer.

Sources, among others

  • Ossi Sariola, Finland.
  • Vanni, Suomalaisen norsuhistorian lyhyt oppimäärä by Markku Aulanko, 2005, ISBN 952-91-9624-5.

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