Sabu (Look Chai) an Asian elephant at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)


 ☨ ♂ Sabu (Look Chai)  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 30 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (69)
Status:castrated
Origin
Born:* 1982-10-01 captive-born
Birth place: in Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Parents: Tunga (Tonga) x ♀ Hanako
Death
Dead date: 2012-01-11
Death reason: euthanised: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), and severe arthritis?
Locations
Present / last location:Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS), in United States

Date of Arrival

2010-10-00Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) from Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)
Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) 1984-08-11
from Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Document updated2012-01-16: corrected death date
2012-02-28: bu
2012-09-25: necropsy
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Description

† Sabu (Look Chai) is a dead castrated Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS), in United States, euthanised in 2012-01-11, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), and severe arthritis?(see detailed list).

Origin


Sabu (Look Chai) was born captive-born 1982-10-01 in Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo).

Parentage


Parents of Sabu (Look Chai) are: ♂ Tunga (Tonga) (father) and ♀ Hanako (mother).


Siblings through the father Tunga (Tonga):

  1. 1993-12-07 -- † 1993-12-15 (M) Bernie
  2. 1993-12-15(M) Nicholas (Nickolaus)

Siblings through the mother Hanako:

  1. 1973-08-04 - † 1973-08-07 (M) noname
  2. 1976-02-17 - † 1976-03-05 (F) noname
  3. 1978-03-15 - † 1978-04-29 (F) Sumek (Myow)

Pedigree


Sabu (Look Chai)s pedigree:
P I II III

Sabu (Look Chai)

Sire:
Tunga (Tonga)

Sire:
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Hanako

Sire:
Thonglaw
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Tuy Hoa
Sire:
Dame:


Comments / pictures

2000: Sabu tested positive for TB (Tuberculosis).

2012-01-11: collapsed in his sleeping stall early Wednesday at ARK 2000 in San Andreas.

Society officials said that Sabu died about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in the presence of keepers and veterinary staff. They said a necropsy performed by pathologists from University of California, Davis, found that Sabu died of "severe arthritis in multiple joints."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture also found that two other elephants that died at PAWS within the past two years also tested positive for TB, according to necropsy reports. PAWS says the cause of death in both cases was not TB, but arthritis.Tornto Star, September 24, 2012



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Sabu (Look Chai), an Asian at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=860. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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