Hatari (Baby) at San Diego Zoo

† Hatari (Baby)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 31 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 39 years
Dead date: 1998-07-23
Death reason: euthanised: arthritis, joint degeneration
Location:San Diego Zoo
ArrivedSan Diego Zoo 1998-08-23
from San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)
San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park) 1972-03-01
from San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo 1961-05-28
from Paramount
Born:1959 wild Tanzania
Capture: 1959
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 1982-06-22 Tsavo, SSP nr: 216
Document updated2011-04-07: Previous locations, Birth, Name, Death, SSP RE
"It has been reported that Hatari, an African elephant living at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, was put down in July of this year (1998). It is our understanding that Hatari was very sick, unable to support herself, and keepers were unable to properly care for her in their new management system.

Their new management system restricted keepers from entering Harati's stall for treatment. Approximately five months passed without active intervention. Reportedly, she was suffering from arthritis and by the time they did intervene, her joints were completely degenerated; there was no cartilage left. Additionally, the experimental drug treatment being used caused extensive tissue damage to her ears.

They made the decision to euthanize Hatari." //Elephants.com

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