Seima an Asian elephant at Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)

☨ Seima
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age: 3 years old
Dead date: 2004-05-06
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Location:Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)
ArrivalPhnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) 2002-00-00
Born:* 2001 wild Cambodia
Document updated2011-10-01: text
Seima was the first fatal case of EEHV in Asia.

The deceased elephant (“Seima”) was approximately three years old, wild-born [in Cambodia]. She was confiscated from traders in 2002 as an approximately 6 months old calf and placed in Phnomn Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center where she was bottle-reared by keepers and housed with 4 other elephants…. She died in lateral recumbency on May 6, 2004 without observed symptoms and without any treatment.
Reid, et al., Veterinary Quarterly 2006; 28(2), p. 63, under Case report/Disease History

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Koehl, D., (2020). Seima, an Asian at Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) in Cambodia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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