Willow at Royal Melbourne Zoological Park

†   ASMP Number: 75? (unconfirmed) -  Willow
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female < 1 years
Dead date: 2016-08-02
Death reason: euthanised: staphylococcus infection
Location:Royal Melbourne Zoological Park
ArrivedRoyal Melbourne Zoological Park 2016-06-15
Born:2016-06-15 captive-born through
artificial insemination in
Royal Melbourne Zoological Park
Parents: Putra Mas x Num-Oi
Siblings through the mother Num-Oi:
  1. 2013-01-17 -- † 2013-12-03 (M) Sanook
Willow´s pedigree:
P I II III

Willow

Sire:
Putra Mas

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Num-Oi

Sire:
Num Sek
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Lampoon
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Willow was born on June 15 with congenital carpal flexure, a condition that meant she could not stand up or suckle her mother, and was in a critical condition for her entire life.

Corrective surgery allowed the calf to stand for brief periods, but shortly after she made it to the one-month mark she suffered from a staphylococcus infection had penetrated the bones in her legs

Records about Willow was updated
2016-06-16: birth
2016-06-16: ASP nr (unconfirmed)
2016-08-02: SSP nr
2016-08-02 death

Sources, among others

  • http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-16/melbourne-zoo-new-elephant-calf-unable-to-stand-future-uncertain/7516724
  • http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-zoo-baby-elephant-asian-elephant-born-with-lifethreatening-condition-20160616-gpkeeh.html
  • http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/vale-willow-melbourne-zoos-baby-elephant-dies-20160802-gqiuu5.html
  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2004) compiled by David Pepper-Edwards, Australia

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