Thi an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Chester Zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Thi at Chester Zoo

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☨ Thi
Alternative name:Thi Ha Way, Thai
ID Number:EEP Number: 8201 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Dead date: 2020-09-16
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis problems
Location:Chester Zoo
ArrivalChester Zoo 1991-10-02 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 Franz van den Brink
Born:* 1982 wild
Offspring and year of birth:
  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 nr: 9710
  4. (M) 2000-10-07 Assam, EEP nr: 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 nr: 201101
  8. (F) 2015-08-20 -- † 2018-10-25 Nandita, EEP nr: 201500
  9. (M) 2018-05-17 Anjan Hi Way, EEP nr: 201808? (EEP nr N/A)
Document updated2009-03-30: name

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

Koehl, D., (2020). Thi, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=580. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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