Druk an Asian elephant at Zurich Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Druk  
Druk with elephant keeper Bettina Aeschbach. Photo: Georges Frei.
Druk with elephant keeper Bettina Aeschbach. Photo: Georges Frei.


Identification

EEP nr6810

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Status:flatliner
Origin
Born:* 1967-04-01 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 2016-05-03
Death reason: euthanised: couldn stand up after she collapsed
Locations
Present / last location:Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

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

Document updated2016-05-03: death


2017-03-08: link to elephant news

2017-03-08: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-08: link to ele-wiki submitted
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Description

† Druk is a dead flatliner Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland, of euthanised in 2016-05-03. Official death reason described as couldn stand up after she collapsed. (see detailed list).

Origin


Druk was born wild 1967-04-01.


Comments / pictures

Druk was a permanent flatliner with origin from Bhutan.

2016-04 collapsed after being attacked by other elephants. Assisted by with fire brigade to stand up.
2016-05-02: Collapsed, and could not stand up
2016-05-03:euthanised



Druk on elephant-news.comElephant News: articles where Druk is mentioned on elephant-news.com

2008-11-07World's youngest king admits he doubted ability to reign - Elephant News
2016-04-21Zurich firemen use crane to haul old elephant to her feet - Elephant News



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Druk, an Asian elephant at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=32. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Links

Internal relevant links

Druk mentioned on our sister website www.elephant-news.com

2008-11-07World's youngest king admits he doubted ability to reign - Elephant News
2016-04-21Zurich firemen use crane to haul old elephant to her feet - Elephant News

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  • Categories2016 deaths | 1967 births | Born in Bhutan | EEP | Elephants from Zurich Zoo | Switzerland | Asian elephants



    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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