Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sonja at Unknown

♀ Sonja



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Status:Lost to follow-up
Management:Lost to follow-up
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Unknown, in Unknown

Date of arrival

from Copenhagen Zoo

Record history
History of updates2018-05-03: management LTFU
2018-05-08: status lost

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Sonja is a living Lost to follow-up Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Unknown, in Unknown.

Sonja arrived Unknown 1981-01-21, relocated from Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark.

In Unknown, Sonja lives together with 150 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

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


Sonja was born wild .

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Arrived Denmark with two czech artists without papers in 1980, why the elephant was confiscated and brought to Copenhagen Zoo. The owner were allowed to take daily care for the elephant, and one night, the elephant disappeared without any trace from the Zoo. The artists took the route to Poland over Sweden and Trelleborg harbour, and later wrote to Copenhagen Zoo director Bent Jörgenssen and apalogized for any obstacles and thanked for the care of the elephant.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Sonja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bent Jørgensen "Dyr omkring mig" ISBN:8772455349, 1993


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