miscarriage an Asian elephant at Chester Zoo


 ☨ ♂ miscarriage  

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1, unknown age
Origin
Born:* 1974-10-26 captive-born
Birth place: in Chester Zoo

Parents: Nobby x ♀ Sheba
Death
Dead date: 1974-10-26
Death reason: miscarriage: mother fell into the moat
Locations
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1974-10-26Chester Zoo

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† miscarriage is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom, of miscarriage in 1974-10-26. Official death reason described as mother fell into the moat. (see detailed list).

Origin


miscarriage was born captive-born 1974-10-26 at Chester Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of miscarriage are: ♂ Nobby (father) and ♀ Sheba (mother).


Siblings through the father Nobby:

  1. 1977-05-08 -- † 2003-08-13 (M) Jubilee

Pedigree


miscarriages pedigree:
P I II III

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Sire:
Nobby

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Sheba

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Comments / pictures

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)


  • Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). miscarriage, an Asian elephant at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1591. (archived at the Wayback machine)


    Sources used for this article is 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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      This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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