Dandara an African savanna elephant at Belo Horizonte (Jardim Zoológico de Belo Horizonte)

 ☨ ♀ Dandara  
Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 15 years old
Id number
Born:* 1995 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2010-04-03
Death reason: maternal death: died because she couldnt deliver her female calf
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2010-04-00
(dead † 2010-04-00)
Present / last location:Belo Horizonte (Jardim Zoológico de Belo Horizonte), in Brazil

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1998-06-20Belo Horizonte (Jardim Zoológico de Belo Horizonte)

Document updated2009-01-28: New elephant
2009-08-02: arrival, origin
2010-04-16: death
2010-05-13: Text
2010-05-22: removed dead link
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† Dandara is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Belo Horizonte (Jardim Zoológico de Belo Horizonte), in Brazil, of maternal death in 2010-04-03. Official death reason described as died because she couldnt deliver her female calf. (see detailed list).


  1. (F) 2010-04-00 -- † 2010-04-00 noname


Dandara was born wild 1995.

Comments / pictures

Dandara was anesthetized to see if the baby was alive and as the death of the baby was confimed, some medicines was administraded to help her expel the dead baby wich has passed the cérvix but she was unable to expel. Then, a few days later, as she was still unable to expel the baby, the vets anesthetized her again to take out the baby. A vaginal vestibulotomia surgery was done, but because of the babys size and weight: 140 Kg plus the fact it was dead, emphisematous and with an irregular presentation in the birth canal it wasn’t possible to remove it. Unfortunatelly Dandara (the female) died on 04/03/2010 from serious circulatory complications, the baby was female.
Cynthia F. Cipreste, Belo Horizonte Zoo

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Dandara, an African savanna at Belo Horizonte (Jardim Zoológico de Belo Horizonte) in Brazil. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4585. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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