Aja an African savanna elephant at Rhenen Zoo

♀ Aja
Aja. Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen 08/2009. Photo: © Peter Stolk
Aja. Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen 08/2009. Photo: © Peter Stolk

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 7104
Management:Protected contact

People killed:1
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1974
Present / last location:Rhenen Zoo, in Netherlands

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2006-04-07Rhenen Zoo
from Sevilla Exotic animals reserve
Sevilla Exotic animals reserve 2005-10-18
from Erfurt Zoo
Erfurt Zoo 1974-06-08
from Firma Ruhe
Firma Ruhe 1974-00-00
from Chipperfield organisation station

Document updated2009-09-03: Management, Text, Image

2010-06-18: prev location

2013-04-10: mankiller
2018-05-10: link to EleWiki submitted
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Aja is a Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Rhenen Zoo, in Netherlands.

Aja arrived in Rhenen Zoo 2006-04-07, relocated from Sevilla Exotic animals reserve, in Spain.

In Rhenen Zoo, Aja lives together with 3 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Duna born 1996-12-29
  2. ,
  3. Tembo (Franzi) born 1989
  4. ,
  5. Tusker born 1992
  6. , (see detailed list).


Aja was born wild 1971, captured 1974 . and imported 1974

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The three elephants of Ouwehands Dierenpark in Rhenen are managed in protected contact with target training. Aja had previously killed a keeper.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Aja, an African savanna at Rhenen Zoo in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1693. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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