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. (2020), available online retrieved 2 March 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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