Palong
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) in Netherlands

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Palong  dead elephant

Identification

EEP nr8610

Description

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

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

Date of arrival

1998-08-13Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
from Singapore Zoo

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

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Palong is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2003-04-17 at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp), in Netherlands, . Official death reason described as stiff foreleg.

Offspring


Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) -- † 1999-07-00 Sri Utama

Origin


Palong was born wild 1986.


Comments / pictures

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

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Palong, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=731. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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