Pelusa an Asian elephant at La Plata Zoo

☨ Pelusa
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 47 years old
Dead date: 2018-06-05
Death reason: unknown:
Location:La Plata Zoo
ArrivalLa Plata Zoo
Born:* 1971 wild
Document updated2018-06-04: sick, dying?
2018-06-06: dead
2018-06-04: Pelusa stays down and "shows no will to get up". The values of the analyzes "started to deteriorate". The director of the Brazilian elephant sanctuary in which Pelusa was to be transferred in the coming days said that "everything indicates that the elephant is in the final phase of his life.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Pelusa, an Asian at La Plata Zoo in Argentina. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=634. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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