Deceased elephants at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom


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This database list 30 dead elephants

NrIdName
Species-Sex
AgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrivalArrival from locationImport
1 EEP id: 8201 + Thi Ha Way
EM F
38unknown
1982
2020-09-16 (29 years after arrival) euthanised arthritis problems x 1991-10-02 London Zoo1988
2 EEP id: 201500 + Nandita
EM F
3captive-born
2015-08-20
2018-10-25 (3 years after arrival) disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virusAung Bo x Thi Ha Way 2015-08-20
3 EEP id: 201702 + Aayu Hi Way
EM M
< 1 3captive-born
2017-01-18
2018-10-25 disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virusAung Bo x Sithami 2017-01-18
4 EEP id: 9710 + Sithami
EM F
21captive-born
1997-12-31
2018-09-07 (21 years after arrival) unknown collapsed and diedChang x Thi Ha Way 1997-12-31
5 EEP id: 201213 + Hari Hi Way
EM M
3captive-born
2012-11-25
2015-10-27 (3 years after arrival) disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virusUpali x Sundara 2012-11-25
6 EEP id: 201301 + Bala Hi Way
EM F
2captive-born
2013-01-21
2015-09-14 (2 years after arrival) disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virusUpali x Sithami 2013-01-21
7 EEP id: 201007 + Nayan Hi Way
EM M
3captive-born
2010-07-18
2013-07-29 (3 years after arrival) disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus??Upali x Sithami 2010-07-18
8 EEP id: 201101 + Jamilah Hi Way
EM F
2captive-born
2011-01-22
2013-06-03? (2 years after arrival) disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virusUpali x Thi Ha Way 2011-01-22
9 EEP id: 5601 + Sheba
EM F
55wild
1956
2011-02-09 (46 years after arrival) euthanised x 1965-02-13 Tyseley Pet Stores
10+ Raman
EM M
3captive-born
2006-11-12
2009-07-23 (3 years after arrival) disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A)Upali x Thi Ha Way 2006-11-12
11+ stillborn
EM F
< 1 3captive-born
2004-03-05
2004-03-05 stillborn Chang x Thi Ha Way 2004-03-05
12 EEP id: 8901 + Kumara
EM F
35wild
1966
2001-10-08 (12 years after arrival) euthanised x 1989-05-02 Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
13+ stillborn
EM M
< 1 35captive-born
1998-04-25
1998-04-25 stillborn Chang x Jangolie 1998-04-25
14+ Karha
EM F
2captive-born
1995-12-19
1997-05-25 unknown Chang x Thi Ha Way
15+ killed
EM F
< 1 2captive-born
1993-09-09
1993-09-09 killed Killed by the mother after birthChang x Thi Ha Way 1993-09-09
16+ Jumbolino (Bubbles)
LA M
17wild
1962
1979 (15 years after arrival) euthanised fell into the moat x 1964-08-00
17+ Motty
LA M
< 1 17captive-born
1978-07-11
1978-07-21 disease umbilical infection x 1978-07-11
18+ Nobby
EM M
15wild
1960
1975 (10 years after arrival) euthanised shot x 1965-09-00
19+ miscarriage
EM M
< 1 15captive-born
1974-10-26
1974-10-26 miscarriage mother fell into the moatNobby x Sheba 1974-10-26
20 EEP id: 3508 + Barbar (Barbas)
EM F
37wild
1935-07-00
1972-11-07 (11 years after arrival) unknown x 1961-08-22 Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
21+ Gina
LA F
37wild
1964-11-04 unknown x 1964-05-14
22+ Zoë
LA F
37wild
1964-07-17 unknown x 1964-06-04 Southampton Zoo
23+ Nicola
LA F
37wild
1964-06-17 unknown x 1964-06-04 Southampton Zoo
24+ Paula
LA F
37wild
1964-06-11 unknown x 1964-05-14
25+ Rascal
LA M
14wild
1950
1964-03-23 (9 years after arrival) unknown x 1955-07-26 John Seago Game Trapping Organisation1955
26+ Bobo
LA M
14wild
1950
1964-03-23 (9 years after arrival) unknown x 1955-07-26 John Seago Game Trapping Organisation1955
27+ Sally
EM
8wild
1956
1964-03-22 (3 years after arrival) disease Anthrax x 1961-08-26
28+ Sheila
EM F
8wild
1964-03-18 (2 years after arrival) disease Anthrax x 1962-02-00 Dudley Zoo
29 EEP id: 3405 + Molly
EM F
21wild
1934
1955-04-24 (13 years after arrival) euthanised arthritis x 1942-00-00
30 EEP id: 3206 + Manniken (Mannekin?)
EM F
10wild
1932
1942 unknown x 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 15 October 2021 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:• Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
• 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
• 
•  Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
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
2008-09-22 Nicola:• Rob Belterman, Rotterdam Zoo
2008-09-22 Zoë:• Rob Belterman, Rotterdam Zoo


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