Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Zurich Zoo in Switzerland

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Thaia  dead elephant


EEP nr6615


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 22 years old
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1988
Death reason: euthanised: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

1980-09-08Zurich Zoo
from Copenhagen Zoo

1979-05-17Copenhagen Zoo
from Zurich Zoo

1976-09-20Zurich Zoo
from Copenhagen Zoo

1975-05-22Copenhagen Zoo
from Zurich Zoo

1967-06-07Zurich Zoo
from Johannes Künzler

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History of updates2009-11-23:�

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Thaia is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1988 at Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland, . Official death reason described as Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis).


Thaia was born wild 1966.

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During her stay in Copenhagen, Thaia was stabled at Carlsberg Breweries during the nights, and walked hence and forth from the Zoo by her Keeper Ruedi Tanner.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Thaia, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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