Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in United Kingdom

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Gay  dead elephant
Gay. Paignton Zoo 08/2008. Photo: © Darren Smith
Gay. Paignton Zoo 08/2008. Photo: © Darren Smith


EEP nr7701


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 35 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1975 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2010-03-09
Death reason: euthanised: abcess in foot
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1977-04-04Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
from Longleat Safari Park

1976-00-00Longleat Safari Park
from Fossett Brothers Circus (Fossetts Circus)

Record history
History of updates2010-01-27: Management, Text
2010-02-02: Image
2010-03-11: death
2012-09-19: prev loc

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Gay is a dead foot problems Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2010-03-09 at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, in United Kingdom, . Official death reason described as abcess in foot.


Gay was born wild 1975.

Comments / pictures

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

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Gay, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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