Masa at Howletts Wild Animal Park



Female ♀ African Bush elephant Masa at Howletts Wild Animal Park

† Masa
ID Number:EEP Number: 6910 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Dead date: 2019-09-04
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Howletts Wild Animal Park
ArrivalHowletts Wild Animal Park 1972-01-01
Born:1969-12-01 wild South Africa
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1982-05-25 -- † 1989-09-29 Sabi, EEP nr: 8215
  2. (F) 1985-07-02 -- † 2013-04-02 Swana, EEP nr: 8502
  3. (M) 1997-08-06 Jassa (Jasa), EEP nr: 9704
  4. (F) 2006-07-17 Jama, EEP nr: 20048
  5. (M) 2011-01-24 Mchumba (twin), EEP nr: 20078
  6. (M) 2011-01-25 -- † 2011-01-25 twin (stillborn)
Document updated2018-11-27: link to EleWiki submitted
2019-09-07: dead
2019-09-04: Elephant Masa has died after 47 years at Howletts Wild Animal Park. Masa, who is estimated to be at least 50 years old, was sadly put to sleep after falling ill early yesterday morning (September 4). She first moved to the zoo in Bekesbourne, near Canterbury, from Africa in 1972 and was the leader of the herd at the time of her death.

Sources, among others

  • https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/howletts-wild-animal-park-elephant-3288670
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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