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Gay an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Gay at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Gay. Paignton Zoo 08/2008. Photo: © Darren Smith
† Gay
ID Number:EEP Number: 7701 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 35 years old
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 2010-03-09
Death reason: euthanised: abcess in foot
Location:Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
ArrivalPaignton Zoo Environmental Park 1977-04-04
from Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park 1976-00-00
from Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus)
Born:1975 wild
Document updated2010-01-27: Management, Text
2010-02-02: Image
2010-03-11: death
2012-09-19: prev loc
Duchess and Gay both arrived to the Paignton Zoo from Longleat Safari in 1977.

In April 2005, the zoo began separating the pair at night after Gay suffered a tusk injury overnight from Dutchess.

2010: Gay was born in 1970 and came to Paignton Zoo on 4 April 1977 from Longleat Safari Park. She had previously been with Fawcett's Circus in Ireland.Paignton's Zoo News, summer 2010

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