La Grande
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm in Spain

♀ La Grande


EEP nr8218


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1982-11-28 wild
Birth place: in Myanmar unspecified location
Imported:1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm, in Spain

Date of arrival

2005-05-27Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
from Gänserndorf Safari Park

2000-03-18Gänserndorf Safari Park
from Port Lympne Zoo

1999-10-30Port Lympne Zoo
from Gänserndorf Safari Park

1998-03-11Gänserndorf Safari Park
from St. Vrain Safaripark

1990-00-00St. Vrain Safaripark
from Soest Zoo

Soest Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink

E.A.G. van den Brink
from Myanmar unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2018-04-08: prev location
2018-10-09: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2020-11-28 09:06:50
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La Grande is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm, in Spain.

La Grande arrived Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm 2005-05-27, relocated from Gänserndorf Safari Park, in Austria.

In Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm, La Grande lives together with 3 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Kaiso born 1982-03-09
  2. Momo (Maman) born 1985
  3. Pequenta (Pequena, Petita) born 1972

See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


La Grande was born wild 1982-11-28 at Myanmar unspecified location. and imported 1990 by E.A.G. van den Brink, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam

Comments / pictures

3 females, from Soest to Safari Park St. Vrain, France
G. van den Brink, 2014

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). La Grande, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1982 births | EEP | 1990 imports | Elephants from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm | Spain | Asian elephants

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