Sabi at La Fleche Zoo (Zoo de la Fleche)

† Sabi
ID Number:EEP Number: 7009 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 36 years
Dead date: 2005-05-12
Death reason: killed: by Katka
Location:La Fleche Zoo (Zoo de la Fleche)
ArrivedLa Fleche Zoo (Zoo de la Fleche) 2004-03-30
from Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) 1970-08-06
from Dvur Kralove Zoo
Dvur Kralove Zoo 1970-00-00
from Kruger National Park
Born:1969 wild in
Kruger National Park
Capture: 1970
Document updated2009-03-01: Text
2005-05-12:Sabi who at this time was peacefully eating some hay. Without any forewarning signs (she was also eating some hay) and arriving violently behind Sabi, Katka has pushed and lifted her, taking Sabi between her rear legs and at her bottom. Sabi has lost her balance and falled the head up-side-down and turned toward her back, on a rock. With the weight of her body and in such circumstances, she broke her neck immediatly and died within 2 or 3 minutes in this position without any attempt from her to try to move.
Cyril HUE, DVM, Zoo de La Flèche

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