Sabu (Look Chai) at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)

† Sabu (Look Chai)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 69 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 30 years
Status:castrated
Dead date: 2012-01-11
Death reason: euthanised: Tuberculosis, and severe arthritis?
Location:Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
ArrivedPerforming Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS) 2010-10-00
from Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)
Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit) 1984-08-11
from Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Born:1982-10-01 captive-born in
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Parents: Tunga (Tonga) x Hanako
Siblings through the father Tunga (Tonga):
  1. 1993-12-07 -- † 1993-12-15 (M) Bernie
  2. 1993-12-15(M) Nicholas (Nickolaus)
Siblings through the mother Hanako:
  1. 1973-08-04 -- † 1973-08-07 (M) noname
  2. 1976-02-17 -- † 1976-03-05 (F) noname
  3. 1978-03-15 -- † 1978-04-29 (F) Sumek (Myow)
Sabu (Look Chai)s pedigree:
P I II III

Sabu (Look Chai)

Sire:
Tunga (Tonga)

Sire:
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Hanako

Sire:
Thonglaw
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Tuy Hoa
Sire:
Dame:
Document updated2012-01-16: corrected death date
2012-02-28: bu
2012-09-25: necropsy
2000: Sabu tested positive for TB (Tuberculosis).

2012-01-11: collapsed in his sleeping stall early Wednesday at ARK 2000 in San Andreas.

Society officials said that Sabu died about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in the presence of keepers and veterinary staff. They said a necropsy performed by pathologists from University of California, Davis, found that Sabu died of "severe arthritis in multiple joints."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture also found that two other elephants that died at PAWS within the past two years also tested positive for TB, according to necropsy reports. PAWS says the cause of death in both cases was not TB, but arthritis.Tornto Star, September 24, 2012

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