Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ueno Zoo in Japan

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Athi  dead elephant

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Alternative name: Ache, Artit, Artid


JAZA nr nr?


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 23 years old

People killed:1: elephant keeper
Born:* 1997 unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 2020-08-24
Death reason: unknown: collapsed 23rd, dead 24. Diagnosed with Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) July
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2016-10-31
(dead † 2016-10-31)
noname JAZA id: ?

2. Born 2020-10-31 Arun JAZA id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ueno Zoo, in Japan

Date of arrival

2002-10-11Ueno Zoo
from Surin unspecified Elephant Camp

Record history
History of updates2020-11-03

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Athi is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2020-08-24 at Ueno Zoo, in Japan, . Official death reason described as collapsed 23rd, dead 24. Diagnosed with Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) July.


Total: 2 babies

  1. () 2016-10-31 -- † 2016-10-31 noname JAZA id: ?
  2. (M) 2020-10-31 Arun JAZA id: 00


Athi was born unknown 1997.

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2005-12: "At the Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo's Taito Ward, a zookeeper was killed in December 2005 by a blow to the head from an Asian elephant's tusk."

2020, July: Athi was found to be infected with Tuberculosis in late July.

2020, August: he could not stand up on the morning of the 23rd and was confirmed dead on the 24th. The cause of death is under investigation.

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Athi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ueno Zoo in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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