Deceased elephants at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom


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 1991-10-02London 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 Way2015-08-20
3 EEP id: 201702 + Aayu Hi Way
EM M
< 1 3captive-born
2017-01-18
2018-10-25 (1 years after arrival)disease Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virusAung Bo x Sithami2017-01-18
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 Way1997-12-31
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 Sundara2012-11-25
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 Sithami2013-01-21
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 Sithami2010-07-18
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 Way2011-01-22
9 EEP id: 5601 + Sheba
EM F
55wild
1956
2011-02-09 (46 years after arrival)euthanised x 1965-02-13Tyseley 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 Way2006-11-12
11+ stillborn
EM F
< 1 3captive-born
2004-03-05
2004-03-05 (0 years after arrival)stillborn Chang x Thi Ha Way2004-03-05
12 EEP id: 8901 + Kumara
EM F
35wild
1966
2001-10-08 (12 years after arrival)euthanised x 1989-05-02Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
13+ stillborn
EM M
< 1 35captive-born
1998-04-25
1998-04-25 (0 years after arrival)stillborn Chang x Jangolie1998-04-25
14+ Karha
EM F
2captive-born
1995-12-19
1997-05-25unknown Chang x Thi Ha Way
15+ killed
EM F
< 1 2captive-born
1993-09-09
1993-09-09 (0 years after arrival)killed Killed by the mother after birthChang x Thi Ha Way1993-09-09
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 (0 years after arrival)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 (0 years after arrival)miscarriage mother fell into the moatNobby x Sheba1974-10-26
20 EEP id: 3508 + Barbar (Barbas)
EM F
37wild
1935-07-00
1972-11-07 (11 years after arrival)unknown x 1961-08-22Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
21+ Gina
LA F
37wild
1964-11-04 (0 years after arrival)unknown x 1964-05-14
22+ Zoë
LA F
37wild
1964-07-17 (0 years after arrival)unknown x 1964-06-04Southampton Zoo
23+ Nicola
LA F
37wild
1964-06-17 (0 years after arrival)unknown x 1964-06-04Southampton Zoo
24+ Paula
LA F
37wild
1964-06-11 (0 years after arrival)unknown x 1964-05-14
25+ Rascal
LA M
14wild
1950
1964-03-23 (9 years after arrival)unknown x 1955-07-26John Seago Game Trapping Organisation1955
26+ Bobo
LA M
14wild
1950
1964-03-23 (9 years after arrival)unknown x 1955-07-26John 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 1962-02-00Dudley 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 (0 years after arrival)unknown x 1942-00-00Unknown

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 8 May 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:
  • http://www.asianelephant.net/" 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:
  • http://showmeelephants.blogspot.com/2011/02/chester-zoo-birth-death.html">"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

  • 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.
  • 2018-10-25 Nandita:
  • http://www.asianelephant.net/" 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
  • http://www.chesterzoo.org/must-sees/zoo-news/baby-elephant-named">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:
  • http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=5689">Chester Zoo’s oldest elephant Sheba has died

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • 2010-12-19 Kumara:
  • http://www.zoochat.com/38/african-elephants-85880/" target="_blank">"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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