Sheba at Chester Zoo

Female Asian elephant Sheba at Chester Zoo

Sheba in October 2007. Photo: Jason
† Sheba
ID Number:EEP Number: 5601 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 55 years
Dead date: 2011-02-09
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Chester Zoo
ArrivedChester Zoo 1965-02-13
from Tyseley Pet Stores
Tyseley Pet Stores 1965-01-01
from
Born:1956 wild Sri Lanka
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1974-10-28 miscarriage
  2. (M) 1978-07-11 Motty
Document updated2009-01-21: correction birth year
2011-02-10: death
Contradictory records:
EEG state birth year 1953

2011-02-09: Sheba had been ill for a short time and despite the best efforts of the keeping team and zoo’s veterinarians the decision was taken to euthanise her.

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