Elephant caesarean section

A true caesarean section with elephants is impossible, since the pressure and weight of testines makes it impossible to bring them into their body again, once taken out. Therefore an opening is made under the anus, through which the bay can be pulled out.

12 Deceased elephants due to caesarean section.

NameSpecies
Sex
OriginAgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrival
Death location
+ -stillborn-EM
captive-born02013-03-052013-02-26stillborn
calf died in utero 1 week before caesarean section
Po Chin x Annie2013-03-05
Parc Paradisio (Pairi Daiza)
+ -stillborn-LA
M
captive-born02006-02-102006-02-10stillborn
caesarean section
x Genny C (Timba)2006-02-25
Seneca Park Zoo
+ -Ibala-LA
F
wild2619792005-05-13disease
Uterine infection after caesarean section operation
x 1997-10-04
Disneys Animal Kingdom
+ -Noname-LA
M
captive-born02005-05-132005-05-13maternal death
died during caesarean section
Bulwagi x Ibala2005-05-13
Disneys Animal Kingdom
+ -Ruby-EM
F
wild2519731998-11-06euthanised
emergency caesarean section and infection
x 1997-11-11
Phoenix Zoo
+ -stillborn-EM
F
captive-born01998-11-061998-11-06stillborn
calf died in utero 2 weeks before caesarean section
Sneezy x Ruby1998-11-06
Phoenix Zoo
+ -Tuffy (Kathy)-EM
F
wild2819641992-09-07maternal death
caesarean section
x 1986-10-10
Dickerson Park Zoo
+ -Babe-EM
F
wild3619541990-05-12euthanised
infarction of uterus; renal disease following caesarean section
x 1985-06-06
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
+ -stillborn-EM
M
captive-born01990-05-121990-05-12stillborn
calf died in utero prior to caesarean section
Indy (Butch) x Babe1990-05-12
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
+ -Jean-EM
F
wild2019691989-12-01euthanised
infarction of uterus leading to peritonitis following caesarean section
x 1972-04-21
San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)
+ -stillborn-EM
F
captive-born01985-02-181985-02-18stillborn
emergency caesarean section was done. The dead baby was pulled out with ropes
Siporex x Jenny1985-02-18
Hannover Zoo
+ -stillborn-EM
captive-born01970-00-001970-00-00stillborn
Caesarean section
x unknown1970-00-00
Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)


      

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