unknown at Thai Hoa Palace

† unknown
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age: 25 years old
Dead date: 2007-01-27
Death reason: accident: foreign body in esophagus
Location:Thai Hoa Palace
ArrivedThai Hoa Palace
Born:1982 unknown
Document updated2012-10-28: 
"A 25-year-old elephant, a beast that has taken part in ritual processions in Hue ancient capital died last Saturday with a water pipe lodged in its gullet, said local authorities Wednesday. Nguyen Van Hung, head of Hue provinces animal health department, said the 4-ton animal had somehow gulped down two synthetic rubber pipes that then lodged in its esophagus."

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