Deceased elephants at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom


This database list 30 dead elephants

Nr Sex Species Name Id Status Arrival locationImport
1+ ♀ EM Thi Ha Way EEP id: 8201 38Born: unknown 1982 x Dead:2020-09-16 (29 years after arrival), euthanised arthritis problems1991-10-02 London Zoo1988
2+ ♀ EM Nandita EEP id: 201500 3Born: captive-born 2015-08-20Aung Bo x Thi Ha Way Dead:2018-10-25 (3 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus2015-08-20
3+ ♂ EM Aayu Hi Way EEP id: 201702 < 1 3Born: captive-born 2017-01-18Aung Bo x Sithami Dead:2018-10-25, disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus2017-01-18
4+ ♀ EM Sithami EEP id: 9710 21Born: captive-born 1997-12-31Chang x Thi Ha Way Dead:2018-09-07 (21 years after arrival), unknown collapsed and died1997-12-31
5+ ♂ EM Hari Hi Way EEP id: 201213 3Born: captive-born 2012-11-25Upali x Sundara Dead:2015-10-27 (3 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus2012-11-25
6+ ♀ EM Bala Hi Way EEP id: 201301 2Born: captive-born 2013-01-21Upali x Sithami Dead:2015-09-14 (2 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus2013-01-21
7+ ♂ EM Nayan Hi Way EEP id: 201007 3Born: captive-born 2010-07-18Upali x Sithami Dead:2013-07-29 (3 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus??2010-07-18
8+ ♀ EM Jamilah Hi Way EEP id: 201101 2Born: captive-born 2011-01-22Upali x Thi Ha Way Dead:2013-06-03? (2 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus2011-01-22
9+ ♀ EM Sheba EEP id: 5601 55Born: wild 1956 x Dead:2011-02-09 (46 years after arrival), euthanised 1965-02-13 Tyseley Pet Stores
10+ ♂ EM Raman 3Born: captive-born 2006-11-12Upali x Thi Ha Way Dead:2009-07-23 (3 years after arrival), disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A)2006-11-12
11+ ♀ EM stillborn < 1 3Born: captive-born 2004-03-05Chang x Thi Ha Way Dead:2004-03-05, stillborn 2004-03-05
12+ ♀ EM Kumara EEP id: 8901 35Born: wild 1966 x Dead:2001-10-08 (12 years after arrival), euthanised 1989-05-02 Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
13+ ♂ EM stillborn < 1 35Born: captive-born 1998-04-25Chang x Jangolie Dead:1998-04-25, stillborn 1998-04-25
14+ ♀ EM Karha 2Born: captive-born 1995-12-19Chang x Thi Ha Way Dead:1997-05-25, unknown
15+ ♀ EM killed < 1 2Born: captive-born 1993-09-09Chang x Thi Ha Way Dead:1993-09-09, killed Killed by the mother after birth1993-09-09
16+ ♂ LA Jumbolino (Bubbles) 17Born: wild 1962 x Dead:1979 (15 years after arrival), euthanised fell into the moat1964-08-00
17+ ♂ LA Motty < 1 17Born: captive-born 1978-07-11 x Dead:1978-07-21, premature umbilical infection1978-07-11
18+ ♂ EM Nobby 15Born: wild 1960 x Dead:1975 (10 years after arrival), euthanised shot1965-09-00
19+ ♂ EM miscarriage < 1 15Born: captive-born 1974-10-26Nobby x Sheba Dead:1974-10-26, miscarriage mother fell into the moat1974-10-26
20+ ♀ EM Barbar (Barbas) EEP id: 3508 37Born: wild 1935-07-00 x Dead:1972-11-07 (11 years after arrival), unknown 1961-08-22 Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
21+ ♀ LA Gina 37Born: wild x Dead:1964-11-04, unknown 1964-05-14
22+ ♀ LA Zoë 37Born: wild x Dead:1964-07-17, unknown 1964-06-04 Southampton Zoo
23+ ♀ LA Nicola 37Born: wild x Dead:1964-06-17, unknown 1964-06-04 Southampton Zoo
24+ ♀ LA Paula 37Born: wild x Dead:1964-06-11, unknown 1964-05-14
25+ ♂ LA Rascal 14Born: wild 1950 x Dead:1964-03-23 (9 years after arrival), unknown 1955-07-26 John Seago Game Trapping Organisation1955
26+ ♂ LA Bobo 14Born: wild 1950 x Dead:1964-03-23 (9 years after arrival), unknown 1955-07-26 John Seago Game Trapping Organisation1955
27+ ⚪ EM Sally 8Born: wild 1956 x Dead:1964-03-22 (3 years after arrival), disease Anthrax1961-08-26
28+ ♀ EM Sheila 8Born: wild x Dead:1964-03-18 (2 years after arrival), disease Anthrax1962-02-00 Dudley Zoo
29+ ♀ EM Molly EEP id: 3405 21Born: wild 1934 x Dead:1955-04-24 (13 years after arrival), euthanised arthritis1942-00-00
30+ ♀ EM Manniken (Mannekin?) EEP id: 3206 10Born: wild 1932 x Dead:1942, unknown 1942-00-00 Unknown

Source for the list of elephants deceased at Chester Zoo

Reference list

Facts about Deceased elephants at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2021), available online retrieved 6 July 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=42 (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)
2020-09-17 Thi Ha Way:• Jonas Livet, France
• http://cheval.vet.gla.ac.uk/vetscape/vet-x/lyon/index.htm
•  https://www.chesterzoo.org/news/great-grandmother-thi-hi-way/
2018-12-09 miscarriage:• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
• Rees, P. A. (2001). A history of the National Elephant Centre, Chester Zoo. International Zoo News. 48(30: 170-183.
2018-12-08 Jamilah Hi Way:• "Chester Zoo Birth & Death" at ShowMe Elephants
2018-12-07 Raman:• http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/141699/Virus-kills-young-elephant
• http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/sciencemedicine/story/88530D51197EBAED862576880009E5D3?OpenDocument
•  Gary S. Hayward, Ph D. John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
2018-10-25 Nandita:• Jonas Livet, France
•  http://www.chesterzoo.org/animals/mammals/elephants/asian-elephants
•  https://www.chesterzoo.org/whats-happening/zoo-news/2018/10/aayu-and-nandita?fbclid=IwAR3hTVIDxSWrNy47hWIcHPo7CQlpODnXNVgkv2vC3rOa88fmxVpPsapMj14
2018-10-25 Aayu Hi Way:• http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4155900/Rare-Asian-elephant-born-British-zoo.html
•  https://www.facebook.com/chesterzoo1/photos/a.114703955911.98765.56676235911/10154902360895912/?type=3&theater
• 
•  https://www.chesterzoo.org/whats-happening/zoo-news/2018/10/aayu-and-nandita?fbclid=IwAR3hTVIDxSWrNy47hWIcHPo7CQlpODnXNVgkv2vC3rOa88fmxVpPsapMj14
2018-09-08 Sithami:• https://www.chesterzoo.org/whats-happening/zoo-news/2018/09/sithami-announcement
2018-05-26 Motty:• Derek Lyon, prev. Vet Chester Zoo
•  Rees, P. A. (2001). A history of the National Elephant Centre, Chester Zoo. International Zoo News. 48(30: 170-183.
•  Callaway, E. (2016-09-16). "Elephant history rewritten by ancient genomes". Nature. doi:10.1038/nature.2016.20622.
2018-03-18 Nobby:• Rees, P. A. (2001). A history of the National Elephant Centre, Chester Zoo. International Zoo News. 48(30: 170-183.
2016-01-04 Nayan Hi Way:• http://www.chesterzoo.org/must-sees/zoo-news/Nayan
•  Eveline De Wolf, Chester Zoo
•  Elephant keepers name new addition to the Zoo
2016-01-04 Hari Hi Way:• Chester Zoo
•  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-34656215
2016-01-03 Bala Hi Way:• http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-34268482
2012-06-16 Barbar (Barbas):• http://cheval.vet.gla.ac.uk/vetscape/vet-x/lyon/index.htm
2011-02-10 Sheba:• Chester Zoo’s oldest elephant Sheba has died
• 
• 
Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
2010-12-19 Kumara:• "African Elephants at Whipsnade Zoo," ZooChat
2010-11-10 stillborn:• Rees, P. A. (2001). A history of the National Elephant Centre, Chester Zoo. International Zoo News. 48(30: 170-183.
2009-03-30 Karha:• http://cheval.vet.gla.ac.uk/vetscape/vet-x/lyon/index.htm
2008-09-23 Gina:• Rob Belterman, Rotterdam Zoo
2008-09-23 Paula:• Rob Belterman, Rotterdam Zoo
2008-09-22 Bobo:• Rob Belterman, Rotterdam Zoo
•  Christoffer Brack, Wüppertal, Germany. Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073098771893
2008-09-22 Nicola:• Rob Belterman, Rotterdam Zoo
2008-09-22 Zoë:• Rob Belterman, Rotterdam Zoo


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