Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Kala at Usti nad Labem Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Kala  

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place:
Freight:Air cargo
Dead: 2019-02-04
Death reason: euthanised: collapsed
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Usti nad Labem Zoo, in Czech Republic

Date of arrival

1985-11-30Usti nad Labem Zoo
from Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)

Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
from Vietnam unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2018-05-10:

Latest document update2020-04-03 18:43:32
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† Kala is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2019-02-04 at Usti nad Labem Zoo, in Czech Republic, . Official death reason described as collapsed.


Kala was born wild 1985. and imported 1985, Air cargo

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Kala was for some time the only elephant in Usti, and became highly dependant on her first keeper in Usti, Mr. Petr Korda

2000: Ultrasound examination of Kala: atrophic ovaries overgrown in a mass of fat tissue falling into abdominal, cystic degeneration of endometrial - by guess more than 500 cysts, further on cysts on vagina, the end of fertile period was discovered, what additionally confirmed also results of blood test.

2019-02-05: collapsed in the out enclosure during Monday, and was humanly euthased

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Kala, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Usti nad Labem Zoo in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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