stillborn at Seneca Park Zoo

† stillborn
ID Number:   SSP Number: 547 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1 years old
Dead date: 2006-02-10
Death reason: stillborn: caesarean section
Location:Seneca Park Zoo
ArrivedSeneca Park Zoo 2006-02-25
Born:2006-02-10 captive-born through
artificial insemination in
Seneca Park Zoo
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 112.73 kgs, 248.00 lbs
Parents: x Genny C (Timba)
stillborns pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2009-01-29: bred through AI
2011-03-24: Birth date, Weight, Text RE
After two days of labor, it was discovered that the fetus was dead, and still not in the birth channel. The decision was made to perform a cesarean section in order to remove the dead calf. The animal was conceived via artificial insemination with "sperm samples brought in thermos bottles from male elephants at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida -- and from other zoos and animal parks in Florida, Arkansas and Pennsylvania."

Sources, among others

  • http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-995128331.html
  • http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wxxi/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=677577

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