27 March 2019
Now intensively researching how to get the database queries to work with php7. //Dan


Nellie at Taronga Zoo

27 March 2019
Now intensively researching how to get the database queries to work with php7. //Dan

Female ♀ Asian elephant Nellie at Taronga Zoo

Picture courtesy Sonia Coleman
† Nellie
ID Number:   ASMP Number: 26 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 777 Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 782 maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 1949-05-21
Death reason: accident: fell into the dry moat, broke her back
Location:Taronga Zoo
ArrivedTaronga Zoo 1948-08-16
(Todo: problem fetching history (php7,2 upgrade))
Born: unknown India
Document updated2013-05-19: 
Originally presented to the park by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1928, Nellie became a firm favourite with Durbanites and soon learned to play a mouth organ, crack coconuts and let children ride on her back. Nellie left South Africa in 1949 to go to Taronga Zoo in Australia where the authorities, not knowing what a people-loving animal she was, put her in an enclosure with a moat and a fence around it. She must have been starved for company and one day, while trying to reach over the moat, fell in and broke her back.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.fad.co.za/Diary/diary010/diary010.htm
  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2004) compiled by David Pepper-Edwards, Australia

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