Tessa at Toronto Zoo

† Tessa
ID Number:   SSP Number: 345 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Dead date: 2009-06-13
Death reason: killed: injury caused from exhibit mate
Location:Toronto Zoo
ArrivedToronto Zoo 1974-07-30
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)
International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar) 1974-00-00
from Wingst Baby Zoo (Zoo in der Wingst)
Wingst Baby Zoo (Zoo in der Wingst)
from Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe)
Born:1969 wild Mozambique
Capture: 1971,
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1984-09-13 -- † 1984-09-15 T.W., SSP nr: 411
Document updated2008-12-25: Management RE
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“An African elephant living at the Toronto Zoo died Saturday after another elephant knocked her over as the herd scrambled for its hay at feeding time. Tessa, the 40-year-old elephant who lived at the zoo since its opening in 1974, lived with four other elephants in the five-acre enclosure."

"Tessa, 40, died 2009. She fell against an electric fence after being hit by another elephant during a struggle over hay. The necropsy report indicates she died from a combination of the attempts to get her on her feet and chronic wasting syndrome."

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