miscarriage at Chester Zoo

† miscarriage
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1 years old
Dead date: 1974-10-26
Death reason: miscarriage: mother fell into the moat
Location:Chester Zoo
ArrivedChester Zoo 1974-10-26
Born:1974-10-28 captive-born in
Chester Zoo
Parents: Nobby x Sheba
Siblings through the father Nobby:
  1. 1977-05-08 -- † 2003-08-13 (M) Jubilee
miscarriages pedigree:
P I II III

miscarriage

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Sheba

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Document updated2008-08-28
Contradictory records:
Theres two different stories to the death:
  • "The baby died a few hours after the birth (EEG)"
  • "In October 1974 Sheba was pushed into the moat by one of the other elephants. She was successfully recovered but four days later miscarried a full-term male calf, fathered by Nobby."
    (THE HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL ELEPHANT CENTRE, CHESTER ZOO, BY PAUL A. REES)

  • Sources, among others

    • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
    • Rees, P. A. (2001). A history of the National Elephant Centre, Chester Zoo. International Zoo News. 48(30: 170-183.

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