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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rotterdam Zoo in Netherlands

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Palong  dead elephant


EEP nr8610


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 17 years old
Born:* 1986 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2003-04-17
Death reason: euthanised: stiff foreleg
Total: 1 babies

1. Born
(dead † 1999-07-00)
Sri Utama
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rotterdam Zoo, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

1998-08-13Rotterdam Zoo
from Singapore Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-02-28: 
2011-04-05: Previous locations, Birth, Text RE

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† Palong is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2003-04-17 at Rotterdam Zoo, in Netherlands, . Official death reason described as stiff foreleg.


Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) -- † 1999-07-00 Sri Utama


Palong was born wild 1986.

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Palong was positive for elephant herpes virus, and survived twice after treatment, but was then euthanized some years later.

Before his arrival at the Singapore Zoo, Palong arrived at location 'MALAY DW' in 1987 as listed in the EEP Studbook.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Palong, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rotterdam Zoo in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=731. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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