Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Circus Rolando Orfei (Hanmar Circus, Coda Prin) in Italy

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The elephant Andra in Azzano San Paolo
The elephant Andra in Azzano San Paolo
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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 62 years old (estimated age)
Born:* 1959? unknown
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 2021-10-19
Death location: Circus Rolando Orfei (Hanmar Circus, Coda Prin) Bergamo, Italy
Death reason: pathological: Cancer in Uterus
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Present / last location:Circus Rolando Orfei (Hanmar Circus, Coda Prin), in Italy

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Circus Rolando Orfei (Hanmar Circus, Coda Prin)
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History of updates2021-10-23

Latest document update2021-10-23 07:31:53
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† Andra is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2021-10-19 at Circus Rolando Orfei (Hanmar Circus, Coda Prin), in Italy, . Official death reason described as Cancer in Uterus.


Andra was born unknown 1959? at Asia unspecified location.

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2021, August: Her arrival in Bergamo jumped to the headlines, because as soon as she arrived in the city she had renal Colic and the intervention of the firefighters was necessary to move it to one side. Then there was the request of the Law that asked the mayor of Azzano San Paolo to intervene to protect all the necessary measures so that Andra does not perform anymore.[1]

Claudio Aimone , the Turin veterinarian specializing in exotic animals who has treated the Circus elephant Rolando Orfei in the last two months.

“It all started with renal Colic which also caused intestinal problems - he explains -. When it happened, last August, I spent three days and three nights with her. With the therapies we had put it back on track and there had been an improvement but unfortunately, as the days went by, it got worse again. So we decided to do additional collateral tests to understand what had happened ”.

The diagnostic investigations were carried out by Florence Olivier , a veterinarian from Paris, a great expert on elephants : “The doctor, after a thorough examination, diagnosed a uterine tumor - continues Aimone -. From there, Andra's clinical conditions also degenerated with circulatory problems that affected the limbs. She had difficulty walking, she had to be helped with straps in some moments and for two months the Coda Prin family rented a machine to be able to lift her ".

2021, October: Thursday around 4 am on Aimone's mobile phone a call arrived: Adra was very ill, was breathing hard and could no longer stand up: "I rushed to Bergamo, but when I arrived, around 9.20, the situation it was really critical. I practiced shock therapies for her but by now there was nothing more to be done: circulatory problems were fatal more than the tumor, not to mention that she was a very old animal ".[2]

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Andra, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Circus Rolando Orfei (Hanmar Circus, Coda Prin) in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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