Jewel (Cutie) at Little Rock Zoological Gardens

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Jewel (Cutie) at Little Rock Zoological Gardens

† Jewel (Cutie)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 187 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 61 years old
Dead date: 2013-09-08?
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis and severe musculoskeletal problems, Necropsy positive for Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Location:Little Rock Zoological Gardens
ArrivedLittle Rock Zoological Gardens 2011-06-08
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) 1969-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Born:1952 wild India
Document updated2010-12-31: Not dead RE
2011-06-08: transfer
2012-02-22: blue unit
2012-06-21: Article RE
2013-09-08: dead
2013-10-05: Necropsy results showed that tissue from the elephant tested positive for tuberculosis
2013-10-05: 
Jewel was euthanized after staff members discovered her lying on her side, unable to get up. Necropsy results showed that tissue from the elephant tested positive for tuberculosis, though the official cause of death will be listed as euthanasia due to arthritis and severe musculoskeletal problems, the zoo said.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.arkansasmatters.com/story/tuberculosis-found-in-death-examination-of-little-rock-zoo-elephant/d/story/jBIvY2H-0EyWPp1mAD4Jfw
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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