Chhukha (Chukkh) an Asian elephant at Zurich Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Chhukha (Chukkh)  

Identification

EEP nr6811

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Body weight: 4900.00 kg, 10780.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* 1967-09-01
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 2006-03-20
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis in legs and hip
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1986-05-22
(dead † 1986-05-22)
stillborn EEP id: 8607
Locations
Present / last location:Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1968-06-24Zurich Zoo
from King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

Document updated2009-03-07:�name variations, birth year of calf

2010-11-12:�weight
2017-03-08: link to ele-wiki submitted
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Description

† Chhukha (Chukkh) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland, of euthanised in 2006-03-20. Official death reason described as arthritis in legs and hip. (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (F) 1986-05-22 -- † 1986-05-22 stillborn EEP id: 8607

Origin


Chhukha (Chukkh) was born 1967-09-01.


Comments / pictures

Chhukha was a gift from the king of Bhutan. She was a very tall elephant 4900 kg. 1986 she had a very hard birth. The calf was dead. She never was pregnant again.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Chhukha (Chukkh), an Asian elephant at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=31. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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