Candy at Erevan Zoo (Yerevan)

† Candy
Alternative name:Masha, Marta
ID Number:EEP Number: 9502 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 13 years old
Dead date: 2008-09-12,
Death reason: unknown:
People killed:1: crushed trainer Alexander Terekhov in elephant stable at Durovs Little Corner theater, Moscow
Location:Erevan Zoo (Yerevan)
ArrivedErevan Zoo (Yerevan) 2007-12-01
from Circus Durov (Animal Theater V.L. Durov Nook)
Circus Durov (Animal Theater V.L. Durov Nook) 1995-11-18
from Kaliningrad Zoo (Koenigsberger Tiergarten)
Kaliningrad Zoo (Koenigsberger Tiergarten) 1995-03-02
Born:1995-03-02 captive-born in
Kaliningrad Zoo (Koenigsberger Tiergarten)
Parents: Jimmi (Jimmy) x Pregolia (Pregolja)
Siblings through the father Jimmi (Jimmy):
  1. 1968-03-30 -- † 1968-03-30 (M) stillborn or killed?
  2. 1970-10-12(F) Pregolia (Pregolja)
  3. 1975 -- † 1975? () stillborn?
  4. 1980-02-20 -- † 1980-04-00 (M) unknown
  5. 1982-08-29 -- † 1982-08-29 (F) killed
  6. 1985-03-11 -- † 1985-03-12 (F) killed
  7. 1987-11-20 -- † 1987-11-21 (F) killed
Siblings through the mother Pregolia (Pregolja):
  1. 1980-02-20 -- † 1980-04-00 (M) unknown
  2. 1982-08-29 -- † 1982-08-29 (F) killed
  3. 1985-03-11 -- † 1985-03-12 (F) killed
  4. 1987-11-20 -- † 1987-11-21 (F) killed
Candys pedigree:


Jimmi (Jimmy)


Pregolia (Pregolja)

Jimmi (Jimmy)
Shanda (Shandra)
Document updated2009-04-04: Text
2010-09-23: mankiller
2011-07-31: date of death
2012-07-31: contradictory records from EEP and EEG
Records about Candy from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Candy:

9502 F 2 Mar 1995 6401 7009 KALININGR 2 Mar 1995 TA0101 Birth CANDY/KEND
MOSCOW Z 29 Apr 2000 NONE Transfer
EREVAN 1 Dec 2007 NONE Transfer
~12 Sep 2008 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Contradictory records:
According to EEG newsletter nr 19 she died February 2nd 2011 at Circus Durov,
which indicates that they are 2 different elephants.

February 23, 2001: Russian Circus Elephant Crushes Trainer to Death - An elephant crushed its trainer to death after a performance at a Moscow theater, employees say. Two employees at Durov's Little Corner, a small animal theater named after a famous family of circus performers, said trainer Alexander Terekhov had been crushed to death in the elephant's pen after the evening performance. "We're still investigating the incident," one of the employees, who did not give his name, told Reuters Thursday. Interfax news agency said ambulance workers confirmed the incident.

Marta's father is also her grandfather, she was the fourth calf her father sired with his daughter Pregolia.
Moscow Zoo got ownership of Marta at 23 April 2000, according to EEP studbook 2005.
In 2007, the Yerevan Zoo hosted a "wedding ceremony" for the arrival of Candy from Moscow's Animal Theatre to the Armenian zoo's single male elephant. A new facility was built for the two elephants at this time as well. Attempts were made by the zoo for several years to bring a mate for the Grand, but deaths of the intended transfers and animal rights protests prevented any transactions.

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