Tonya an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Tonya at Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)

Photo © Linda van der Galiën
☨ Tonya
ID nr:EEP Number: 200900 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 4 years old
Dead date: 2013-12-17
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
ArrivalPrague Zoo (Zoo Praha) 2012-05-08
from Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Born:* 2009-02-10 captive-born
in Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
Parents: Alexander x Douanita
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
Tonyas pedigree:
P I II III

Tonya

Sire:
Alexander

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

Dame:
Douanita

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

Koehl, D., (2020). Tonya, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 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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