Sheba
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Chester Zoo in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sheba  dead elephant
Sheba in October 2007. Photo: Jason
Sheba in October 2007. Photo: Jason

Identification

EEP nr5601

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 55 years old
Origin
Born:* 1956 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 2011-02-09
Death reason: euthanised:
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1974-10-26
(dead † 1974-10-26)
miscarriage
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1965-02-13Chester Zoo
from Tyseley Pet Stores

Record history
History of updates2009-01-21: correction birth year
2011-02-10: death

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Sheba is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2011-02-09 at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom, .

Offspring


  1. (M) 1974-10-26 -- † 1974-10-26 miscarriage

Origin


Sheba was born wild 1956.


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Contradictory records:

EEG state birth year 1953

2011-02-09: Sheba had been ill for a short time and despite the best efforts of the keeping team and zoo’s veterinarians the decision was taken to euthanise her.

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sheba, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 July 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1589. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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