† Tonya is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2013-12-17 at Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha), in Czech Republic, .
Tonya was born captive-born 2009-02-10 at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp).
Sire (f):AlexanderBorn: 1978
Dame m:DouanitaBorn: 1987
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.
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