unborn at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)

† unborn
ID Number:EEP Number: 200710 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1 years old
Dead date: 2007-12-28
Death reason: stillborn: died in utero
Location:Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
ArrivedRotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) 2007-12-28
Born:2007-12-28 captive-born in
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Parents: Alexander x Irma
Siblings through the father Alexander:
  1. 1994-12-11(F) Piccolo (Piccolina)
  2. 1999-01-11 -- † 1999-01-12 (M) Willi
  3. 2000-11-28(F) Bangka
  4. 2002-01-20 -- † 2002-12-20 (M) Senang
  5. 2003-05-13(F) Trong Nhi
  6. 2003-07-26(F) Anak
  7. 2004-02-21(M) Sibu
  8. 2005-08-02(F) Yindee
  9. 2007-05-07(F) Asha
  10. 2008-02-17(M) Billy (Budi)
  11. 2009-02-10 -- † 2013-12-17 (F) Tonya
  12. 2009-05-17(F) Kai Mook (Kai-Mook)
  13. 2009-11-10(F) Kina
  14. 2012-11-01(M) Kyan
  15. 2015-01-07 -- † 2015-01-07 () stillborn
Siblings through the mother Irma:
  1. 1984-06-16(F) Bernhardine (Bernhardini)
  2. 1990-11-25(F) Yasmin
  3. 1995-03-01 -- † 1998-07-13 (F) Indira
  4. 2000-11-28(F) Bangka
  5. 2004-02-21(M) Sibu
unborns pedigree:





Chieng Mai
Buag Hah (Pang Yang)
Document updated2009-03-03:�Text
2009-11-29:�correction of text
2016-01-04: eep nr?
2008-01-02:Employees of the zoo in Rotterdam were counting of a birth around the Christmas and New Year days, but they think the calf is dead by now.
Last Friday the membranes of Irma broke. Normally the delivery will begin and within 48 hours the calf is born.
The contractions however didnt start, even after the vetenarian had given her stimulating medicines and massaging the birthchannel.

Yesterday our vets removed the dead calf from Irma. She carried her fullgrown female baby for more then a year. The birth of Tonya and sucking Irmas nipples have started the birth process. Irma tried for more then a day to deliver the calf and she was exhausted. So we decided to do a surgery and to remove the dead calf. During the surgery under local anasthesia Irma was standing on her feet all time. The vets opened her birth channel from the backside, just a few centimeters under her anus. They made an incision from ca. 15 cm. and tried to pull the dead calf out. Unfortunately without succes. So the team decided to devide the calf in pieces. Smaller pieces have been removed throuh this hole and the bigger pieces were pushed through her birth channel. Finally, after 12 hours work with a marvelous team, they managed the remove all pieces and could close the wound. Today Irma was doing well. She is recieving pain relief and the wound has been flushed several times.
This was the second time our vets did such a surgery. Years ago (in 1993) they used this method to remove a dead calf from Raja (now in Mallorca).

Rob Belterman, Rotterdam Zoo, 2009-02-12

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