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

 ☨ ♀ Jenny  
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
Present / last location:Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens), in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2009-04-04Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1983-01-27
from Circus Medrano (Raoul Gibault Cirque Medrano)

Document updated2009-04-03: Current location, Management, Text
2009-04-13: Transfer
2013-08-29: death
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† Jenny is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens), in United Kingdom, from disease 2013-08-23. Official death reason described as heart attack because of Cancer. (see detailed list).


  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, 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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Jenny, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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