Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Belfast Zoo in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Jenny  dead elephant
Jenny (Ilona and Calvin in bakcground), July 2004. Photo: Jan Jakobi.
Jenny (Ilona and Calvin in bakcground), July 2004. Photo: Jan Jakobi.


EEP nr8306


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Born:* 1961 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2013-08-23
Death reason: disease: heart attack because of Cancer
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1985-02-18
(dead † 1985-02-18)
stillborn EEP id: 8512
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Belfast Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

2009-04-04Belfast Zoo
from Hannover Zoo

1983-01-27Hannover Zoo
from Circus Medrano (Raoul Gibault Cirque Medrano)

Record history
History of updates2023-10-27

Latest document update2020-11-06 09:55:50
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† Jenny is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2013-08-23 at Belfast Zoo, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as heart attack because of Cancer.


  1. (F) 1985-02-18 -- † 1985-02-18 stillborn EEP id: 8512


Jenny was born wild 1961.

Comments / pictures

Jenny had problems given birth in 1985, and an emergency Caesarean section was done. The dead baby was pulled out with ropes.

Jenny in Belfast Zoo
Jenny, and in background Ilona. Photo: Jan Jakobi, Zoo Hannover, August 2005.

In April 2009, 48 year old Jenny and 36 year old Dunja were 'retired' to the Belfast Zoo from their home in Hannover. Both were previous circus elephants (Dunja was confiscated by German officials from Circus Montecarlo) and will be joining 32 year old Yhetoo and 44 year old Tina. Tina has has resided in Belfast since 1966, while Yhetoo arrived in January 2009 from the Krefeld Zoo in Germany. In 2009, the zoo in Northern Ireland changed their management program to protected contact and care for non-breeding females at the recommendation of Europe's Asian Elephant breeding program.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jenny, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Belfast Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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