Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Royal London Circus in Malaysia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Aida  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 5 years old
Born:* 1994 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1999-12-20
Death reason: accident: cold weather
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Royal London Circus, in Malaysia

Date of arrival

Royal London Circus
from Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Education Centre

Record history
History of updates2009-02-01

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† Aida is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1999-12-20 at Royal London Circus, in Malaysia, . Official death reason described as cold weather.


Aida was born wild 1994.

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Two of the Royal London Circus' three elephants have died from the sudden cold, which hit Shanghai, during its performing tour to the city.
Veterinarians from Shanghai Zoo rushed to the circus immediately after they heard the elephants were ill in mid-December of 1999.
"We made thorough examinations of the sick animals, finding their bodies had low temperatures," said a veterinarian.
The Malaysian elephants are used to living in a tropical environment and can't bear the cold winds .
Finally, Gelly and Aida, both aged five, died on December 20, even though veterinarians did all they could. The eight-year-old Aidi survived, said the veterinarian.
The circus travels with the largest movable tent in Asia and keeps its animals in travelling containers. The containers were not able to keep the elephants warm enough in the cold weather.
Because of the death of the elephants, the circus had to delay the start of its performances until December 30.

Circus Elephants Die of Cold, 2000-01-14

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Aida, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Royal London Circus in Malaysia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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