Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Auckland Zoo in New Zealand

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Kashin  dead elephant
Photo ©: Jeremy Harris, Auckland, New Zealand<br />
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Photo ©: Jeremy Harris, Auckland, New Zealand


ASMP nr50


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 1968-12-10 unknown
Birth place: in Dusit Zoo
Dead: 2009-08-24
Death reason: euthanised: chronic arthritis / foot abscesses
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Auckland Zoo, in New Zealand

Date of arrival

1972-00-00Auckland Zoo
from St. Pauls Como Zoo

St. Pauls Como Zoo
from Dusit Zoo

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History of updates2023-07-15

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† Kashin is a dead foot problems Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2009-08-24 at Auckland Zoo, in New Zealand, . Official death reason described as chronic arthritis / foot abscesses.


Kashin was born unknown 1968-12-10 at Dusit Zoo.

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In November 2008 the zoo celebrated Kashins 40th birthday. She was four years old when a bank sponsored her arrival from a Thailand wildlife facility to the Old Elephant House via jumbo jet.
According to Auckland Zoo senior vet Dr. Richard Jakob-Hoff, "She has suffered chronic Arthritis and foot abscesses for many years, and of late, she developed skin infections over her body that were not healing and reflected a breakdown in her inmmune systen. Despite being on pain relief, she was showing signs of being in pain. Kashin is such a spirited animal, it was clear to us that her condition had deteriorated." Her pigeon-toed Feet from youth pre-disposed her to foot conditions. Kashins death leaves the Auckland Zoo with one elephant, 26 year old Burma who arrived in 1990.
Kashin weighed 3.6 tonnes.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Kashin, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Auckland Zoo in New Zealand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2019. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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