Jenny an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)

☨ Jenny
ID Number:EEP Number: 8306 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Dead date: 2013-08-23,
Death reason: disease: heart attack because of Cancer
Location:Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
ArrivalBelfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) 2009-04-04
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1983-01-27
from Circus Medrano (Raoul Gibault Cirque Medrano)
Born:* 1961 wild
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1985-02-18 -- † 1985-02-18 stillborn, EEP nr: 8512
Document updated2009-04-03: Current location, Management, Text
2009-04-13: Transfer
2013-08-29: death
Jenny had problems given birth in 1985, and an emergency caesarean section was done. The dead baby was pulled out with ropes.

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, D., (2020). Jenny, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=217. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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