African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Boras Zoo in Sweden

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Shona  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
Born:* 1990 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Dead: 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?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Boras Zoo, in Sweden

Date of arrival

1993-00-00Boras Zoo
from Kruger National Park

Record history
History of updates2023-07-17

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Shona is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2004-12-08 at Boras Zoo, in Sweden, . Official death reason described as Positive Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test.

Affiliated people

1: Dan Koehl (elephant keeper from 1997 to 1997)


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


Shona was born wild 1990 at Kruger National Park.

Comments / pictures

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

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Shona, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Boras Zoo in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 May 2024 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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