Tonya an Asian elephant at Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)


 ☨ ♀ Tonya  
Photo © Linda van der Galiën
Photo © Linda van der Galiën

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 4 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 200900
Origin
Born:* 2009-02-10 captive-born
Birth place: in Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)

Parents: Alexander x ♀ Douanita
Death
Dead date: 2013-12-17
Death reason: unknown:
Locations
Present / last location:Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), in Czech Republic

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2012-05-08Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)

Document updated2012-05-20: Transfer, Text RE
2013-12-17: dead
2014-03-23: not herpes, text
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Description

† Tonya is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), in Czech Republic, of from unknown reasons in 2013-12-17. (see detailed list).

Origin


Tonya was born captive-born 2009-02-10 at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp).

Parentage


Parents of Tonya are: ♂ Alexander (father) and ♀ Douanita (mother).


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. 2007-12-28 -- † 2007-12-28 (F) unborn
  11. 2008-02-17(M) Billy (Budi)
  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 Douanita:

  1. 2000-01-26 - † 2000-01-26 (M) noname
  2. 2003-05-13(F) Trong Nhi
  3. 2013-02-11(F) Sita
  4. 2017-07-04(M) Minh-Tan
  5. 2020-12-21(M) Yaro

Pedigree


Tonyas pedigree:
P I II III

Tonya

Sire:
Alexander

Sire:
Motek
Sire:
Dame:
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Warda
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Douanita

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Dame:
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Comments / pictures

Named Tonya, after Ton Dorresteyn, who left as Director for Rotterdam Zoo in February 2009.

2012-05: Pregnant Douanita and her youngest daughter Tanya were transferred together from the Netherlands to the Czech Republic in May 2012 due to compatibility issues between Douanita and other Rotterdam females.

2013-12: Tonya died with EEHV specific symptoms. Tonya originates from the Rotterdam herd and already lost two brothers on EEHV (Willi and Senang); all offspring of Alexander.

2014-3-23: Tonya did not die from herpes virus. Virus was non-detectable by PCR. Pathologists are still researching her tissues.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tonya, an Asian at Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4650. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Rob Belterman, Netherlands
  • Jaroslav Vanecek, Elephant Gossip

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    Categories2013 deaths | 2009 births | Elephants from Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) | Czech Republic | Asian elephants



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


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