Mapalay an Asian elephant at Knies Kinderzoo

♀ Mapalay
Alternative name:Ma Palej, Ma Palai
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 35 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 8801
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1986 wild
Birth place:
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Present / last location:Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2016-00-00Knies Kinderzoo
from Circus Knie
Circus Knie 1988-11-00
from Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
from E.A.G. van den Brink
E.A.G. van den Brink
from Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE)

Document updated2009-11-29: new record
2016-12-18: transfer
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Mapalay is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland.

Mapalay arrived in Knies Kinderzoo 2016-00-00, relocated from Circus Knie, in Switzerland.

In Knies Kinderzoo, Mapalay lives together with 8 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Ceylon II born 1970
  2. ,
  3. Delhi (Ramona) born 1968-03-19
  4. ,
  5. Kalaya born 2013-11-01
  6. ,
  7. Mekong born ~1982
  8. ,
  9. Rani born 1982
  10. ,
  11. Sabu born 1984
  12. ,
  13. Sandry born 1999-11-27
  14. ,
  15. Thisiam born 1998-05-04
  16. , (see detailed list).


Mapalay was born wild 1986. and imported 1988?, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Mapalay, an Asian at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger


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    This document was updated: 2020-10-19 02:36:32

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