Thi Ha Way an Asian elephant at Chester Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Thi Ha Way  
March 2008. Photo © Audrey Mealiff
March 2008. Photo © Audrey Mealiff

Alternative name:Thi, Thai
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 8201
Origin
Born:* 1982 unknown
Birth place: in Myanmar unspecified location
Imported:1988
Freight:By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam
Death
Dead date: 2020-09-16
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis problems
Offspring
Total: 9 babies

1. Born 1993-09-09
(dead † 1993-09-09)
killed

2. Born 1995-12-19
(dead † 1997-05-25)
Karha

3. Born 1997-12-31
(dead † 2018-09-07)
Sithami EEP id: 9710

4. Born 2000-10-07 Assam EEP id: 20004

5. Born 2004-03-05
(dead † 2004-03-05)
stillborn

6. Born 2006-11-12
(dead † 2009-07-23)
Raman

7. Born 2011-01-22
(dead † 2013-06-03?)
Jamilah Hi Way EEP id: 201101

8. Born 2015-08-20
(dead † 2018-10-25)
Nandita EEP id: 201500

9. Born 2018-05-17 Anjan Hi Way EEP id: 201808? (EEP nr N/A)
Locations
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1991-10-02Chester Zoo
from London Zoo
London Zoo 1988-12-13
from Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park 1988-11-07
from Emmen Zoo
Emmen Zoo 1988-06-27
from Soest Zoo
Soest Zoo
from E.A.G. van den Brink
E.A.G. van den Brink
from Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
from Myanmar unspecified location

Document updated2009-03-30: name

2011-06-25: pc
2018-11-24: link to EleWiki submitted
2020-09-16: death report
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Description

† Thi Ha Way is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom, of euthanised in 2020-09-16. Official death reason described as arthritis problems. (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (F) 1993-09-09 -- † 1993-09-09 killed
  2. (F) 1995-12-19 -- † 1997-05-25 Karha
  3. (F) 1997-12-31 -- † 2018-09-07 Sithami EEP id: 9710
  4. (M) 2000-10-07 Assam EEP id: 20004
  5. (F) 2004-03-05 -- † 2004-03-05 stillborn
  6. (M) 2006-11-12 -- † 2009-07-23 Raman
  7. (F) 2011-01-22 -- † 2013-06-03? Jamilah Hi Way EEP id: 201101
  8. (F) 2015-08-20 -- † 2018-10-25 Nandita EEP id: 201500
  9. (M) 2018-05-17 Anjan Hi Way EEP id: 201808? (EEP nr N/A)

Origin


Thi Ha Way was born unknown 1982 at Myanmar unspecified location. and imported 1988, By boat from Rangoon, Burma to Rotterdam


Comments / pictures

2020-09-16: Thi, who was the long-time matriarch of the family herd of Asian elephants at Chester Zoo, had been living with arthritis

Following a period of intensive end-of-life care and an irreversible decline in her condition, the hugely difficult decision was made to put her to sleep.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Thi Ha Way, an Asian at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=580. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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