Chhukha (Chukkh) at Zurich Zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Chhukha (Chukkh) at Zurich Zoo

Photo: © Petra Prager, Berlin
† Chhukha (Chukkh)
ID Number:EEP Number: 6811 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Body weight: 4900.00 kg, 10780.00 lbs
Dead date: 2006-03-20
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis in legs and hip
Location:Zurich Zoo
ArrivedZurich Zoo 1968-06-24
from King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
Born:1967-09-01 Bhutan
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1986-05-22 -- † 1986-05-22 stillborn, EEP nr: 8607
Document updated2009-03-07:├»┬┐┬Żname variations, birth year of calf

2017-03-08: link to ele-wiki submitted
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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