Saheli (Sahaily, Menika) at Islamabad Marghazar Zoo

† Saheli (Sahaily, Menika)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 23 years old
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 2012-05-01
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Islamabad Marghazar Zoo
ArrivedIslamabad Marghazar Zoo 1991-00-00
from Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo)
Sri Lanka National Zoological Gardens (Dehiwela Zoo) 1991-00-00
from Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Born:1989 wild Sri Lanka
Document updated2012-02-03: previous locations
In Sri Lanka her name was Menika.

1992: The elephant was donated by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khalida Zia
2012-04-29: The female elephant ailed suddenly on Sunday morning and was unable to stand up. CDA even used a crane to help her stand on her feet, but in vain.
2012-05-01: Improvement on Tuesday morning, ate some watermelons, bananas and drank milk., but later collapsed and died.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/05/01/city/islamabad/female-elephant-dies-at-murgahazar-zoo/
  • http://tribune.com.pk/story/373078/death-of-an-elephant/
  • Jonas Livet, France

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