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Fatima (Bamula) at Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)

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Female ♀ Asian elephant Fatima (Bamula) at Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)

Fatima at Skansen Zoo in Stockholm in the sixties
† Fatima (Bamula)
ID Number:EEP Number: 5008 - 
Species: Asian elephant
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Dead date: 1972-01-31
Death reason: disease: Pneumonia?
Location:Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
ArrivedAalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have) 1972-01-29
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Born:1947 wild
Document updated2009-01-27:image
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Fatima came from Hagenbecks Tierpark 1951, prize 13 000 DM. (she was called Bamulah there).

As she grew older she became a little bit of a problem for the elderly head elephantkeeper in Stockholm, Sven Borg, and when Bambina died, there was even less authority over the elephant. When left in the out enclosure, she had to stay on chain, in order to avoid fights. Even though other keepers managed to keep her free, without major fights, it was decided that she should be relocated.



She was sold for 3000 Swedish Crowns from Skansen to the swedish animal dealer Torbjörn Aggenberg, bound for Ahlborg Zoo in Denmark, where she died after only one day. Ahlborg Zoo refused to pay the swedish animal dealer Aggenberg for the dead elephant, why Skansen never had payment.



Officially, it was said the train transport during wintertime reduced her health.

Other sources say she was shot on the train station in Alborg, either due to aggressivness or bad condition.


Fatima is behind Noi. Photo. Erland Axel Wadsten

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