Annabel (Tessa) at Emmen Zoo

Female Asian elephant Annabel (Tessa) at Emmen Zoo

Annabel. Emmen Zoo 2007. Photo: © Petra Prager
† Annabel (Tessa)
ID Number:EEP Number: 6606 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 45 years
Dead date: 2009-03-01
Death reason: euthanised: fell in dry moat
Location:Emmen Zoo
ArrivedEmmen Zoo 1966-05-20
from Tilburg Zoo (Tilburgs Natuur Dierenpark)
Tilburg Zoo (Tilburgs Natuur Dierenpark) 1966-00-00
from Christ van Dijk
Born:1964 wild Thailand
Document updated2009-03-01: Death, Text
2009-03-25: Image
2009-12-23: previous location
2011-11-08: youtube film
On the 1st of March, Annabel fell into the dry moat surrounding the exhibit onto her side. After several attempts to help, zoo staff brought in a crane to lift her out. Unable to stand and in shock, the decision was made to euthanize the zoo's oldest elephant.


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