Tina at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)

† Tina
ID Number:EEP Number: 6613 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Dead date: 2017-11-05
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
ArrivedBelfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) 1966-06-14
from Tyseley Pet Stores
Born:1965 wild
Capture: 1966,
Document updated2009-04-03: Text
2011-10-08: prev location
2018-01-20: dead
1966: Tina arrived at Belfast Zoo in 1966 from Tyseley Pet Store in Birmingham, with a shipping cost of £20.

In April 2009, 48 year old Jenny and 36 year old Dunja were 'retired' to the Belfast Zoo from their home in Hannover. Both were previous circus elephants (Dunja was confiscated by German officials from Circus Montecarlo) and will be joining 32 year old Yhetoo and 44 year old Tina. Tina has has resided in Belfast since 1966, while Yhetoo arrived in January 2009 from the Krefeld Zoo in Germany. In 2009, the zoo in Northern Ireland changed their management program to protected contact and care for non-breeding females at the recommendation of Europe's Asian Elephant breeding program.

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