Meina (Lina) an Asian elephant at Shanghai Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Meina (Lina)  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
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Origin
Born:* 1992 captive-born
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Parents: Bamo x ♀ Banna
Death
Dead date: 2006
Death reason: unknown:
Locations
Present / last location:Shanghai Zoo, in China

Date of Arrival

1992-00-00Shanghai Zoo

Document updated2009-01-31: New elephant
2009-02-01: Name, Previous locations, Management, Text
2018-10-16: reported dead
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Description

† Meina (Lina) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Shanghai Zoo, in China, from unknown reasons in 2006, (see detailed list).

Origin


Meina (Lina) was born captive-born 1992.

Parentage


Parents of Meina (Lina) are: ♂ Bamo (father) and ♀ Banna (mother).


Siblings through the father Bamo:

  1. 1982-12-31 -- † 2006 (F) Erna
  2. 1986 -- † 1996 (unknown) Sai Mo
  3. 1989 -- † 2001-05-02 (unknown) Asi
  4. 1996-04-12 -- † 2008 (M) Kangkang
  5. 2001-05-00 -- † 2006-01-01 (M) Yuan Yuan
  6. 2002-03-10(M) Dong Dong
  7. 2006-11-00(F) unknown

Siblings through the mother Banna:

  1. 1982-12-31 - † 2006 (F) Erna
  2. 1986 - † 1996 (unknown) Sai Mo
  3. 1989 - † 2001-05-02 (unknown) Asi
  4. 1996-04-12 - † 2008 (M) Kangkang
  5. 2002-03-10(M) Dong Dong
  6. 2006-11-00(F) unknown

Pedigree


Meina (Lina)s pedigree:
P I II III

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Bamo

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Banna

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Comments / pictures

Chinese dentists have re-attached a broken tusk to an elephant in Shanghai Zoo--without anesthetic.
Their patient, 10-year-old Meina, snapped her tusk at the root when she balked in fright during a transporting operation earlier this month. With the nerves bared, inflammation later set in.
Leading dentists in Shanghai were invited to conduct an operation on April 25. For fear of incurring problems and slowing down recovery, an anesthetic was ruled out.
A little after 9:00am, the dentists purged and sterilized the tusk root, and then refixed the broken tusk with the strongest adhesive they had. Meina winced several times during the process, but accompanied by her breeder managed to endure the entire operation without making much fuss. Soon after the operation, Meina seemed rejuvenated and began to take food.

Dentists Succeed in Mammoth Task, 2002-05-02



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Meina (Lina), an Asian at Shanghai Zoo in China. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4628. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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