Minoti at Natal Zoo Lion Park

Minoti
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 48 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Natal Zoo Lion Park
ArrivedNatal Zoo Lion Park 1979-00-00
from Circus Chipperfield
Circus Chipperfield 1972-00-00
from
Born:1970 wild India
Document updated2010-06-09: origin.
Imported from Bangalore.

Imported into the UK in 1972 and then exported by sea from the UK to Australia in 1979. En route there were problems with Veterinary papers caused by the ship docking in Durban, South Africa, so Minoti was off-loaded and taken to the Natal Lion Park in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Sources, among others

  • Jim Stockley, South Africa

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