Thi Ha Way an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Chester Zoo

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

March 2008. Photo © Audrey Mealiff
☨ Thi Ha Way
Alternative name:Thi, 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 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
Born:* 1982 unknown
in Myanmar unspecified location
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.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Thi Ha Way, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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