Shona an African savanna elephant at Boras Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Shona  



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
Born:* 1990 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Dead date: 2004-12-08
Death reason: euthanised: Positive Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2003-03-29
(dead † 2004-12-09)
Pili EEP id: 200302?
Present / last location:Boras Zoo, in Sweden

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1993-00-00Boras Zoo
from Kruger National Park

Document updated2009-11-29: 
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† Shona is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Boras Zoo, in Sweden, of euthanised in 2004-12-08. Official death reason described as Positive Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test. (see detailed list).


  1. (F) 2003-03-29 -- † 2004-12-09 Pili EEP id: 200302?


Shona was born wild 1990 at Kruger National Park.

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2004: TBC positive with trunktest. Euthanized. Post mortem autopsy showed massive pulmonary TB on post-mortem.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Shona, an African savanna elephant at Boras Zoo in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Peter Stolk, Netherlands
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel


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