Annabel (Tessa)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Emmen Zoo in Netherlands

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Annabel (Tessa)  dead elephant
Annabel. Emmen Zoo 2007. Photo: © Petra Prager
Annabel. Emmen Zoo 2007. Photo: © Petra Prager

Identification

EEP nr6606

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old
Origin
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 2009-03-01
Death reason: euthanised: fell in dry moat
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Emmen Zoo, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

1966-05-20Emmen Zoo
from Tilburg Zoo

1966-00-00Tilburg Zoo
from Christ van Dijk

Record history
History of updates2009-03-01: Death, Text
2009-03-25: Image
2009-12-23: previous location
2011-11-08: youtube film

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Annabel (Tessa) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2009-03-01 at Emmen Zoo, in Netherlands, . Official death reason described as fell in dry moat.

Origin


Annabel (Tessa) was born wild 1964.


Comments / pictures

On the 1st of March, Annabel fell into the dry Moat surrounding the exhibit onto her side. After several attempts to help, zoo staff brought in a crane to lift her out. Unable to stand and in shock, the decision was made to euthanize the zoo's oldest elephant.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Annabel (Tessa), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Emmen Zoo in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=761. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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