Duchess at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

ID Number:EEP Number: 7005 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 48 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
ArrivedPaignton Zoo Environmental Park 1977-04-04
from Longleat Safari Park
Born:1970 wild
Document updated2010-01-27: Management, Text

2011-04-05: Glaucoma

2018-01-07: prev location Longleat
2018-03-14: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
Duchess and Gay both arrived to the Paignton Zoo from Longleat Safari in 1977. In April 2005, the zoo began separating the pair at night after Duchess injured Gay with her tusks overnight.

In January 2010, the Paignton Zoo announced Duchess was being treated for cataracts in one eye, already blind in the other.

2011-04-04: Paignton Zoo's elephant Duchess has glaucoma

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