† Tukta is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2018-09-03 at Sydney Zoo, in Australia, . Official death reason described as Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus.
Tukta was born captive-born as birth number 3 2010-11-02 at Sydney Zoo.
Sire (f):Gung (Prawn)Born: 2000
Dame m:Pak BoonBorn: 1992
Zookeepers noticed eight-year-old Tukta had become lethargic and was not eating on Monday.
The veterinary team was called in and suspected she was suffering a case of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV)
Taronga Zoo said EEHV
was present in almost all Asian elephants but it only causes illness when the animals are young.
"Despite the swift action of everyone involved, she tragically lost her fight against the virus later that afternoon," the zoo said in a statement.
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