Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rome Zoo in Italy

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Nelly  dead elephant

Alternative name: Nellie, Nella


EEP nr7212


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place: in India unspecified location
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

1972-00-00Turin Zoo
from Naples Fuorigrotta Zoo

1972-01-00Naples Fuorigrotta Zoo
from Molinar Co

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History of updates2024-01-15

Latest document update2024-05-25 06:13:02
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† Nelly 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 was born wild 1970 at India unspecified location.

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

Nelly in Rome ZooJumbo, Nellie, Sofia, 1977.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Nelly, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rome Zoo in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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