Kiew Ta at Thailand unspecified location

† Kiew Ta
Alternative name:Kiaewta
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2016-02-00,
Death reason: accident: injuries caused by traffic accident during transport
Location:Thailand unspecified location
ArrivedThailand unspecified location 2010-11-00
from WFFT wildlife rescue center and Elephant refuge
WFFT wildlife rescue center and Elephant refuge 2004-00-00
from
Born: unknown
Document updated2011-04-22: new record
2018-05-05: death report
2016-03-05: A few weeks ago we heard reports that Kiew Ta had been involved in a disastrous accident while being transported from one camp to another in the northeast of Thailand. She was being transported during the night on the back of a vehicle that had not been properly equipped to carry an elephant safety. The truck was travelling to fast when approaching an intersection with a red light, it had to break suddenly causing her to lose footing and crash into the body of the truck. She died the following day after sustaining severe injuries caused by this.

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  • https://www.wfft.org/elephants/5288/

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