Maude (Melba) at Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

† Maude (Melba)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 74 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Body height: 2.59 meter, 8.5 feet
Body weight: 4181.82 kg, 9200.00 lbs
Dead date: 2013-11-27
Death reason: disease: During a constipation treatment Maude collapsed
Location:Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
ArrivedZoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) 2011-02-21
from Sanford Central Florida Zoological Park
Sanford Central Florida Zoological Park 1983-06-14
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa) 1975-04-06
Born:1973 wild
Document updated2011-02-24: transfer
2011-03-03: Corrected transfer date, Size RE
2013-12-01: death
2013-11-27: On Wednesday morning Maude, a 41-year old Asian elephant at the popular South Miami-Dade attraction, died while receiving treatment for a severe digestive impaction. Essentially, Maude appears to have died of constipation. During a treatment session at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Maude collapsed and passed away in less than a minute

Sources, among others

  • Denny Zee
  • Richard Chiger

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