Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) in Cambodia

dead elephant ☨ ⚪ Seima  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age: 3 years old
Born:* 2001 wild
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Dead: 2004-05-06
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
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Present / last location:Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC), in Cambodia

Date of arrival

2002-00-00Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)
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History of updates2011-10-01: text

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† Seima is a dead confiscated Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2004-05-06 at Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC), in Cambodia, . Official death reason described as Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus.


Seima was born wild 2001.

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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, Dan, (2023). Seima, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) in Cambodia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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