African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Malayka (Malajka) at Basel Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Malayka (Malajka)  


EEP nr7101


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 47 years old
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1974
Dead: 2018-01-03
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1992-03-20
(dead † 1992-03-20)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Basel Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

1984-11-30Basel Zoo
from Circus Knie

Record history
History of updates2018-02-28: dead

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Malayka (Malajka) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2018-01-03 at Basel Zoo, in Switzerland, . Official death reason described as collapsed.


  1. (F) 1992-03-20 -- † 1992-03-20 stillborn


Malayka (Malajka) was born wild 1971, captured 1974 .

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Records about Malayka (Malajka) from EEPEuropean Studbook for African elephants state following records for the african elephant Malayka (Malajka):

7101 F ~ 1971 WILD WILD S.AFRICA ~ 1974 NONE Capture Malayka
CIRCUS ~ 1975 ______ Transfer
BASEL 30 Nov 1984 840010 Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for African elephants

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Malayka (Malajka), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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