Deceased elephants at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland


This database list 18 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ EM Ruwani EEP id: 201705 5Born: captive-born 2017-02-25Thai x Farha Dead:2022-07-23 (5 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus2017-02-25
2+ ♀ EM Omysha EEP id: 201406 8Born: captive-born 2014-06-17Maxi x Indi Dead:2022-07-11 (8 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus2014-06-17
3+ ♂ EM Umesh EEP id: 202002 2Born: captive-born 2020-02-05Thai x Indi Dead:2022-06-29 (2 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus.2020-02-05
4+ ♂ EM Unnamed EEP id: 202012? (EEP nr N/A) < 1 2Born: captive-born 2020-08-19Thai x Omysha Dead:2020-08-19, killed from another elephant2020-08-19
5+ ♂ EM Maxi EEP id: 8110 51Born: wild 1969 x Dead:2020-02-10 (39 years after arrival), euthanised 1981-09-15 Longleat Safari Park
6+ ♀ EM Druk EEP id: 6810 49Born: wild 1967-04-01 x Dead:2016-05-03 (48 years after arrival), euthanised couldn stand up after she collapsed1968-06-24 King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
7+ ♀ EM Chhukha (Chukkh) EEP id: 6811 39Born: 1967-09-01 x Dead:2006-03-20 (38 years after arrival), euthanised arthritis in legs and hip1968-06-24 King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
8+ ♂ EM Aishu EEP id: 20002 3Born: captive-born 2000-06-10Maxi x Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali) Dead:2003-10-15 (3 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus2000-06-10
9+ ♂ EM Xian EEP id: 9701 2Born: captive-born 1997-09-08Maxi x Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali) Dead:1999-11-20 (2 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A)1997-09-08
10+ ♀ EM Komali EEP id: 8410 11Born: captive-born 1984-07-27Maxi x Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali) Dead:1995-04-02 (11 years after arrival), euthanised aggressive1984-07-27
11+ ⚪ EM stillborn < 1 11Born: captive-born 1993-12-00Maxi x Komali Dead:1993-12-00, miscarriage after 8 months pregnancy1993-12-00
12+ ♀ EM Thaia EEP id: 6615 22Born: wild 1966 x Dead:1988 (8 years after arrival), euthanised Tuberculosis1980-09-08 Copenhagen Zoo
13+ ♀ EM stillborn EEP id: 8607 < 1 22Born: captive-born 1986-05-22Maxi x Chhukha (Chukkh) Dead:1986-05-22, stillborn Veterinarians gave the mother Oxytozin 1986-05-22
14+ ♀ EM Valaja (Valaya) EEP id: 4402 33Born: wild 1944-06-00 x Dead:1977-08-24 (29 years after arrival), euthanised 1948-05-01
15+ ♀ EM Mandjullah EEP id: 2903 33Born: wild x Dead:1966-12-06 (37 years after arrival), unknown 1929-09-03
16+ ♂ EM Chang II EEP id: 3604 33Born: wild x Dead:1947-12-25 (11 years after arrival), euthanised shot1936-07-17
17+ ♀ EM Rani EEP id: 3205 33Born: wild x Dead:1935-10-11 (3 years after arrival), unknown 1932-06-06 Firma Ruhe
18+ ♀ EM unnnamed EEP id: 202008 33Born: captive-born 2020-04-05Thai x Farha Dead:, killed by mother?2020-04-05

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Zurich Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 19 August 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=34 (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this list:

Latest updateName of elephantSource (if it is a website, the target website will open in new window)
2020-11-05 Unnamed:• https://www.bluewin.ch/de/news/vermischtes/kleiner-elefant-nach-geburt-verstorben-428226.html
•  https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/elephant-calf-inadvertently-killed-by-herd-in-zurich-zoo/46135982
•  http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7530
2020-04-22 Umesh:• https://elefanten.fandom.com/wiki/Umesh
•  https://www.zoo.ch/de/zoonews/elefant-umesh-schwerer-krankheit-gestorben
2018-12-07 Xian:• Peter Stolk, Netherlands
•  Gary S. Hayward, Ph D. John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
2018-03-06 Maxi:• Article: "Colchester Zoo - Moto and Toto" at ShowMe Elephants," 09/16/2011
•  http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• Zoo, Independent Zoo Enthusiasts Society edited by by Tim Brown and Rob Vaughan
2018-03-02 Ruwani:• https://www.facebook.com/zoozuerich
•  https://www.srf.ch/news/regional/zuerich-schaffhausen/der-kleine-elefant-hat-einen-namen
•  https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ruwani-becomes-third-elephant-die-herpes-virus-zurich-zoo-2022-07-23/
2017-03-25 Omysha:• Elisabeth Hiendl
2017-03-09 Aishu:• http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
• Andrea Vonau, Switzerland
2017-03-09 Komali:• http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2017-03-08 Druk:• http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
•  http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/21/elephant-hoisted-to-its-feet-by-crane-after-falling-over-while-goofing-around-5830744/
2017-01-16 Chang II:• Kurt Balmer, Switzerland
2009-03-07 stillborn:• http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling

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2016-04-21Zurich firemen use crane to haul old elephant to her feet - Elephant News
2014-06-05Zurich zoo opens new 57-million-franc ($63.5-million) facility for elephants - Elephant News
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Elephant baby farha born in zuerich zoo - Elephant News


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