Chhukha (Chukkh)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Zurich Zoo in Switzerland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Chhukha (Chukkh)  dead elephant

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: 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 - owners
Present / last location:Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

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

Record history
History of updates2009-03-07:�name variations, birth year of calf

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

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Chhukha (Chukkh) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2006-03-20 at Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland, . Official death reason described as arthritis in legs and hip.

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.

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Chhukha (Chukkh), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 November 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=31. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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