Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Jewel (Cutie) at Little Rock Zoological Gardens


 ☨ ♀ Jewel (Cutie)  



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Identification

SSP nr187

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 61 years old
Origin
Born:* 1952 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 2013-09-08?
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis and severe musculoskeletal problems, Necropsy positive for Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Locations
Present / last location:Little Rock Zoological Gardens, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2011-06-08Little Rock Zoological Gardens
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) 1969-00-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

Document updated2010-12-31: Not dead RE
2011-06-08: transfer
2012-02-22: blue unit
2012-06-21: Article RE
2013-09-08: dead
2013-10-05: Necropsy results showed that tissue from the elephant tested positive for tuberculosis
2013-10-05: 
Random literature
Description

† Jewel (Cutie) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Little Rock Zoological Gardens, in United States, from euthanised 2013-09-08?. Official death reason described as arthritis and severe musculoskeletal problems, Necropsy positive for Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). (see detailed list).

Origin


Jewel (Cutie) was born wild 1952.


Comments / pictures

Jewel was euthanized after staff members discovered her lying on her side, unable to get up. Necropsy results showed that tissue from the elephant tested positive for tuberculosis, though the official cause of death will be listed as euthanasia due to arthritis and severe musculoskeletal problems, the zoo said.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Jewel (Cutie), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Little Rock Zoological Gardens in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=547. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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