Nelly (Nella)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rome Zoo in Italy

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Nelly (Nella)  dead elephant


EEP nr7212


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2012-10-18
Death reason: disease: Cancer?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rome Zoo, in Italy

Date of arrival

1972-09-19Rome Zoo
from Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino)

1972-00-00Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino)
from Naples Zoo

1972-01-00Naples Zoo
from Molinar Co

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History of updates2012-10-21: dead

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Nelly (Nella) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2012-10-18 at Rome Zoo, in Italy, . Official death reason described as Cancer?.


Nelly (Nella) was born wild 1970.

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Previous locations Naples Zoo and import by Molinar, is not confirmed, but is most highly possible.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Nelly (Nella), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rome Zoo in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 June 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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