Deceased elephants at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland


This database list 15 dead elephants

NrIdName
Species-Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrivalArrival from locationImport
1 EEP id: 202012? (EEP nr N/A) + Unnamed
EM M
< 1 captive-born
2020-08-19
2020-08-19 (0 years after arrival)killed from another elephantThai x Omysha2020-08-19
2 EEP id: 8110 + Maxi
EM M
51wild
1969
2020-02-10 (39 years after arrival)euthanised x 1981-09-15Longleat Safari Park
3 EEP id: 6810 + Druk
EM F
49wild
1967-04-01
2016-05-03 (48 years after arrival)euthanised couldn stand up after she collapsed x 1968-06-24King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
4 EEP id: 6811 + Chhukha (Chukkh)
EM F
39
1967-09-01
2006-03-20 (38 years after arrival)euthanised arthritis in legs and hip x 1968-06-24King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
5 EEP id: 20002 + Aishu
EM M
3captive-born
2000-06-10
2003-10-15 (3 years after arrival)disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virusMaxi x Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)2000-06-10
6 EEP id: 9701 + Xian
EM M
2captive-born
1997-09-08
1999-11-20 (2 years after arrival)disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A)Maxi x Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)1997-09-08
7 EEP id: 8410 + Komali
EM F
11captive-born
1984-07-27
1995-04-02 (11 years after arrival)euthanised aggressiveMaxi x Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)1984-07-27
8+ stillborn
EM
< 1 11captive-born
1993-12-00
1993-12-00 (0 years after arrival)miscarriage after 8 months pregnancyMaxi x Komali1993-12-00
9 EEP id: 6615 + Thaia
EM F
22wild
1966
1988 (8 years after arrival)euthanised Tuberculosis x 1980-09-08Copenhagen Zoo
10 EEP id: 8607 + stillborn
EM F
< 1 22captive-born
1986-05-22
1986-05-22 (0 years after arrival)stillborn Veterinarians gave the mother Oxytozin Maxi x Chhukha (Chukkh)1986-05-22
11 EEP id: 4402 + Valaja (Valaya)
EM F
33wild
1944-06-00
1977-08-24 (29 years after arrival)euthanised x 1948-05-01
12 EEP id: 2903 + Mandjullah
EM F
33wild
1966-12-06 (37 years after arrival)unknown x 1929-09-03
13 EEP id: 3604 + Chang II
EM M
33wild
1947-12-25 (11 years after arrival)euthanised shot x 1936-07-17
14 EEP id: 3205 + Rani
EM F
33wild
1935-10-11 (3 years after arrival)unknown x 1932-06-06Firma Ruhe
15 EEP id: 202008 + unnnamed
EM F
33captive-born
2020-04-05
(-2020 years after arrival)killed by mother?Thai x Farha2020-04-05

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 22 April 2021 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
  • 2018-12-07 Xian:
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1450584365">Peter Stolk, Netherlands

  • https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pharmacology_molecular_sciences/faculty/bios/haywardg.html'>Gary S. Hayward, Ph D. John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
  • 2018-03-06 Maxi:
  • Article: http://showmeelephants.blogspot.com/2011/09/safari-zoo-moto-and-toto.html">"Colchester Zoo - Moto and Toto" at ShowMe Elephants," 09/16/2011

  • http://www.upali.ch/" http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Zoo, Independent Zoo Enthusiasts Society edited by by Tim Brown and Rob Vaughan
  • 2017-03-09 Aishu:
  • http://www.upali.ch/" http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
  • Andrea Vonau, Switzerland
  • 2017-03-09 Komali:
  • http://www.upali.ch/" http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • 2017-03-08 Druk:
  • http://www.upali.ch/" 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/" http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

  • Zurich Zoo on elephant-news.com

    Zurich Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

    DateNameLinks which opens in new window
    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
    Elefantenpark zoo zürich - Elephant News
    Elephant baby farha born in zuerich zoo - Elephant News


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