Tukta an Asian elephant at Sydney Zoo (Taronga)


 ☨ ♀ Tukta  
Photo: © Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Photo: © Taronga Conservation Society Australia

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 8 years old
Id numberASMP Number: 73
Origin
Born:* 2010-11-02 captive-born
Birth place:, number 3 in Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Birth weight 120.00 kgs, 264.00 lbs

Parents: Gung (Prawn) x ♀ Pak Boon
Death
Dead date: 2018-09-03
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Locations
Present / last location:Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia

Date of Arrival
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2010-11-02Sydney Zoo (Taronga)

Document updated2010-11-14: picture
2010-11-19: name
2010-12-03: nr
2018-04-21: PC
2018-09-04: death report
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Description

† Tukta is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia, of disease in 2018-09-03. Official death reason described as Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus. (see detailed list).

Origin


Tukta was born captive-born as birth number 3 2010-11-02 at Sydney Zoo (Taronga).

Parentage


Parents of Tukta are: ♂ Gung (Prawn) (father) and ♀ Pak Boon (mother).


Siblings through the father Gung (Prawn):

  1. 2009-07-04(M) Luk Chai
  2. 2016-11-02(M) Sabai
  3. 2017-05-26 -- † 2020-10-13 (M) Jai Dee

Siblings through the mother Pak Boon:

  1. 2017-05-26 - † 2020-10-13 (M) Jai Dee

Pedigree


Tuktas pedigree:
P I II III

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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.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tukta, an Asian at Sydney Zoo (Taronga) in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6238. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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    This document was updated: 2020-12-03 19:53:54


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