Douanita an Asian elephant at Osnabruck Zoo

♀ Douanita
Alternative name:Donna
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 8805
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1987 wild
Birth place:
Total: 6 babies

1. Born 2000-01-26
(dead † 2000-01-26)
noname EEP id: 20001

2. Born 2003-05-13 Trong Nhi EEP id: 200303

3. Born 2009-02-10
(dead † 2013-12-17)
Tonya EEP id: 200900

4. Born 2013-02-11 Sita EEP id: 201302

5. Born 2017-07-04 Minh-Tan EEP id: 201716?

6. Born 2020-12-21 Yaro EEP id: 00
Present / last location:Osnabruck Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2017-03-08Osnabruck Zoo
from Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) 2012-05-08
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) 1988-07-10
from Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)

Document updated2009-02-10: pregnancy over, baby born
2012-01-22: nick name
2012-05-20: Text, Pregnant RE
2013-03-11: pc
2013-05-31: not pregnant
2017-03-09: transfer, link to EleWiki submitted
2020-08-07: pregnant
2020-12-23: Updated as not pregnant
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Douanita is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Osnabruck Zoo, in Germany.

Douanita arrived in Osnabruck Zoo 2017-03-08, relocated from Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), in Czech Republic.

In Osnabruck Zoo, Douanita lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Luka born 1973-04-13
  2. ,
  3. Minh-Tan born 2017-07-04
  4. ,
  5. Sita born 2013-02-11
  6. ,
  7. Yaro born 2020-12-21
  8. , (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 2000-01-26 -- † 2000-01-26 noname EEP id: 20001
  2. (F) 2003-05-13 Trong Nhi EEP id: 200303
  3. (F) 2009-02-10 -- † 2013-12-17 Tonya EEP id: 200900
  4. (F) 2013-02-11 Sita EEP id: 201302
  5. (M) 2017-07-04 Minh-Tan EEP id: 201716?
  6. (M) 2020-12-21 Yaro EEP id: 00


Douanita was born wild 1987.

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Contradictory records:
EEG state birth year 1986, and arrival in Rotterdam 1988-07-26.

Douanita was imported for Usti nad Labem Zoo in Czech Republic, but was confiscated in the Rotterdam harbour on her way to Usti, coming from Vietnam. (probably via Saigon Zoo)

She was in a very poor condition, only being fed with sugerbeets, and was sent to Blijdorp to recover, but never left. Usti agreed to let her stay and breed.

Pregnant Douanita and her youngest daughter Tanya were transferred together from the Netherlands to the Czech Republic in May 2012 due to compatibility issues between Douanita and other Rotterdam females. She gave birth to female baby Sita 2013-02-11.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Douanita, an Asian at Osnabruck Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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This document was updated: 2020-12-23 02:53:27

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