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Karha at Chester Zoo

27 March 2019
Now intensively researching how to get the database queries to work with php7. //Dan

† Karha
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
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Dead date: 1997-05-25
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Chester Zoo
ArrivedChester Zoo
(Todo: problem fetching history (php7,2 upgrade))
Born:1995-12-19 captive-born in
Chester Zoo
Parents: Chang x Thai (Thi Ha Way)
Siblings through the father Chang:
  1. -- † 2012 () stillborn fetus still in utero
  2. 1993-09-09 -- † 1993-09-09 (F) killed
  3. 1997-12-31 -- † 2018-09-07 (F) Sithami
  4. 1998-04-25 -- † 1998-04-25 (M) stillborn
  5. 1998-08-06(F) Tara
  6. 1998-08-27(F) Karishma
  7. 2000-07-18(M) Po Chin
  8. 2000-10-07(M) Assam
  9. 2004-03-05 -- † 2004-03-05 (F) stillborn
  10. 2004-10-10 -- † 2017-10-30 (M) Tunga
  11. 2008-05-04 -- † 2015-11-30 (F) Jade
  12. 2009-05-00 -- † 2009-05-00 () aborted
  13. 2010-11-01 -- † 2010-11-01 () stillborn
  14. 2014-03-19(M) Tom
  15. 2015-05-20 -- † 2015-05-20 (M) Baby Q
  16. 2015-06-16 -- † 2018-05-27 (F) Qiyo
  17. 2017-12-25(F) Suki
  18. 2018-01-13(F) Tun Kai
  19. 2018-04-11 -- † 2018-06-26 (M) Tarzen
Siblings through the mother Thai (Thi Ha Way):
  1. 1993-09-09 -- † 1993-09-09 (F) killed
  2. 1997-12-31 -- † 2018-09-07 (F) Sithami
  3. 2000-10-07(M) Assam
  4. 2004-03-05 -- † 2004-03-05 (F) stillborn
  5. 2006-11-12 -- † 2009-07-23 (M) Raman
  6. 2011-01-22 -- † 2013-06-03? (F) Jamilah Hi Way
  7. 2015-08-20 -- † 2018-10-25 (F) Nandita
  8. 2018-05-18(M) Anjan Hi Way
Document updated2009-03-30: text
Karha was handreared.

On the morning of 19.12.95 parturition started and the veterinary personnel were alerted at 4.40 a.m. Due to the speed of the parturition, the keeping staff had no time in which to safely chain and rope Thai , as per the protocol during the 'false' parturition signs of 2.10.95. Birth of a full term, female calf, "Karha" occurred at 4.56 a.m. Thai yet again became extremely aggressive towards her calf, but fortunately the calf was retrieved by the keeping staff after Thai had kicked it with her hind feet, causing it to slide under the bars into the adjacent pen, where the staff pulled it to safety. Due to Thai's persistent, aggressive behaviour, it was deemed impossible to reintroduce the calf back to her. The long and dedicated round the clock process of hand-rearing by the keeping staff was about to begin.
Derek G Lyon, BVSC MRCVS, Chester Zoo

Sources, among others

  • http://cheval.vet.gla.ac.uk/vetscape/vet-x/lyon/index.htm

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