Estrella at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

† Estrella
ID Number:EEP Number: 6603 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 49 years
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 2013-07-04
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis/joint problems
Location:Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
ArrivedBlair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park 1997-03-20
from Cabarceno Zoo Obregon (Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno)
Cabarceno Zoo Obregon (Parque de la Naturaleza de Cabarceno) 1990-10-11
from St. Vrain Safaripark
St. Vrain Safaripark 1974-05-23
Born:1964-06-00 wild
Capture: 1966
Document updated2009-11-27: text
2011-12-25: arrival BD
2013-07-16: dead
Contradictory records:
EEG claim arrival in BD on March 8th, while BD state she arrived there in March 20th.

Estrella did not have this house name until her arrival 1990 in Spain.
Identity of previous house names are not known.

Moved on from France as apparently attacked a keeper. Moved on from Spain as had difficulties in the herd.

According to EEG/Haufellner, she was the largest female african elephant in europe.

2013-07-04: She was euthanized due to arthritis/joint problems that caused her to fall and was unable to get back up.

Sources, among others

  • Chris Lucas, Blair Drummond Safari Park, United Kingdom
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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