Ganesh at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

† Ganesh
ID Number:   SSP Number: 508 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 7 years old
Dead date: 2005-08-16
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Location:Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
ArrivedColumbus Zoo and Aquarium 2003-04-18
from Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 1998-03-15
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Born:1998-03-15 captive-born in
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Parents: Sabu (Sabu-hit) x Jati-Hit
Siblings through the father Sabu (Sabu-hit):
  1. 2006-07-18 -- † 2007-12-01 (F) Nisha
Ganeshs pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2011-02-21: Text RE
"In 2005, 7-year-old Ganesh was found dead in his stall. A necropsy determined the Asian male elephant died of the herpes virus, which produces sudden hemorrhaging."

Sources, among others

  • http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/02/18/zoo-seeks-answers-in-death-of-coco.html?sid=101

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