Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

TB or TBC - Tuberculosis

Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (M tuberculosis, M bovis, M africanum and M microti)

Zoonotic disease (Infectious to humans)

TB is airborne and spreads through tiny droplets in the air. Symptoms of TB: chronic weight loss, diminished appetite, chronic nasal discharge, coughing, and intolerance to exercise, and unnormal volumes of drinking water.

Between 1994 and 2006, there have been 36 culture-confirmed cases of tuberculosis in U.S. elephants, most of them asian elephants (Report of the Committee on Tuberculosis, Elephant TB Diagnostics and Guidelines by Michele Mille).

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53 Elephants suffering of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

NameSpecies
Sex
OriginAgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrival
Death location
+ -Packy-EM
M
captive-born551962-04-142017-02-09euthanised
because of Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Thonglaw x Belle1962-04-14
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
+ -noname (wild)-EM
F
wild?2016-12-08disease
severe lung infection, Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
x
Nagarhole National Park
+ -Venattumattam Ganesan-EM
M
3219842016-10-05disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x
Pravithanam private owner
+ -Tusko (Sobik)-EM
M
wild4419712015-12-22euthanised
foot problems and Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 2005-06-20
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
+ -Sumatra-EM
F
wild5219632015-06-00disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), kidney failure
x
Knies Kinderzoo
+ -Greta (Griet)-LA
F
wild3119832014-09-26euthanised
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 2012-08-27
Beekse Bergen Safaripark
+ -Betty (Betje)-LA
F
wild3119832014-03-19disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
x 2012-08-27
Beekse Bergen Safaripark
+ -Jewel (Cutie)-EM
F
wild6119522013-09-08?euthanised
arthritis and severe musculoskeletal problems, Necropsy positive for Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 2011-06-08
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
+ -Buon Nhan-EM
F
unknown6419492013-04-09unknown
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)) positive?
x
Y Glur B Krong
+ -Sabu (Look Chai)-EM
M
captive-born301982-10-012012-01-11euthanised
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), and severe arthritis?
Tunga (Tonga) x Hanako2010-10-00
Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
+ -Frida-EM
F
wild?2011-09-06?anesthesia
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1998-00-00
Quilpue Zoo (El Parque Zoológico de Quilpué)
+ -Rebecca-EM
F
wild5019612011-01-08euthanised
polyathritis, Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
x 2004-01-20
Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
+ -Deepa-EM
F
wild420072011-01-06anesthesia
congestive heart failure, Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
x 2004-00-00
Kaziranga Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC)
+ -Dondi-EM
F
wild3619742010-07-28disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1975-04-00
Phil Schacht
+ -Jan-EM
F
wild3719712008-04-11disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1985-00-00
Tarzan Zerbini Circus
+ -Lota-EM
F
wild5319522005-02-10disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 2004-11-17
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
+ -Radha-EM
F
wild?2005
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x
Mumbai Byculla Jijamata Udyan zoo
+ -Shona-LA
F
wild1419902004-12-08euthanised
Positive Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test
x 1993-00-00
Boras Zoo
+ -Tatima (Deteema)-LA
F
wild3519692004-10-15disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 2003-04-21
Lincoln Park Zoo
+ -Roma-EM
F
wild4419602004-10-08euthanised
osteoarthritis, Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x
Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)
+ -Calle-EM
F
wild3719672004-03-06euthanised
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), arthritis
x 1997-03-19
San Francisco Zoo
+ -Myntrik-LA
F
wild2019842004-01-30euthanised
Positive Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test
x 1998-07-13
Peaugres Safaripark
+ -Donkey-EM
F
wild3819652003-05-26euthanised
Positive Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test
x 1965-00-00
Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
+ -Sandai (Sita II)-EM
F
wild1819852003-05-14euthanised
Positive Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test, delivery problem
x 2000-08-23
Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
+ -stillborn-EM
M
captive-born02003-05-142003-05-14stillborn
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
Brahma (Paremeshwara) x Sandai (Sita II)2003-05-14
Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
+ -Jenny-EM
F
wild3819642002-11-27disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 2002-00-00
Circus Fliegenpilz
+ -Brahma (Paremeshwara)-EM
M
wild2019822002-09-29euthanised
Positive Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test
x 1994-03-30
Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
+ -Mida-EM
F
wild2719752002-02-11euthanised
Positive Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test
x 1985-02-16
Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
+ -Putschie (Putscher, Butscha)-EM
F
wild3019712001-10-31euthanised
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1990-05-02
Kolmarden Zoo (Kolmardens djurpark)
+ -Siwa-EM
F
wild4819522000-10-12disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1955-08-31
Wuppertal Zoo
+ -Nancy-LA
F
wild4719532000-08-23euthanised
Post mortum: Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1956-09-18
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
+ -Carolyn-EM
F
wild3219682000-04-11disease
Pyelonephritis, Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis), arthritis
x 1991-09-26
St Louis Zoo
+ -Tetchi (Teetchie)-EM
F
wild5219471999-10-08euthanised
osteoarthritis in multiple joints and an M. Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) infection of the lung
x 1968-11-00
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Red Unit)
+ -Kooboo-LA
M
wild?1999disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1995-00-00
Wuppertal Zoo
+ -Miriam (Maria?)-EM
F
wild3219661998-03-00anesthesia
kidney problems, Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
x
Circus Schollini (Afrikas Big Circus, Don Carlos, Circus Montecarlo) Jonny Weisheit
+ -Annie-EM
F
wild3219651997-03-22disease
salmonella; Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1994-04-18
Los Angeles Zoo
+ -Tunga (Tonga)-EM
M
wild3219641996-09-19disease
massive heart failure. Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
x 1991-07-03
Hawthorn Corporation
+ -Hattie (Joyce II)-EM
F
wild2619701996-08-07disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1990-05-18
Hawthorn Corporation
+ -Joyce-EM
F
wild4819481996-08-03anesthesia
during dental work, Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1970-00-00
Hawthorn Corporation
+ -Khali-EM
F
wild1919761995disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1979-12-29
Budapest Zoo
+ -Taku (Taki, Chajeng)-EM
F
wild2619621988-08-15disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1984-04-27
Augsburg Zoo
+ -Thaia-EM
F
wild2219661988euthanised
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1980-09-08
Zurich Zoo
+ -Dinah-EM
F
wild3819461984-06-06disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
x 1970-07-08
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
+ -Moti (Mohti)-EM
M
wild2519481973-05-24anesthesia
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1962-04-17
Hannover Zoo
+ -Babe-EM
F
wild3519231958disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1945-00-00
Clyde Beatty Circus
+ -Borneo (Buldiu)-EM
M
wild?1943disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis))
x 1940-00-00
Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)
+ -Jumbo-LA
M
wild?01940disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1925-00-00
Dresden Zoo
+ -Jumbo II (Safari)-LA
M
wild1219241936-11-26disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1934-12-19
Cole Brothers Circus
+ -Sandrina-EM
F
wild?1935-07-05disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1929-05-12
Rome Zoo (Bioparco - Giardino Zoologico di Roma)
+ -Jenny (Butcher, Putcher)-EM
F
captive-born251850-07-001875-07-07disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x Katimeh (Betsy)1851-04-19
London Zoo
+ -Jill-EM
F
wild-19461946-10-00disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
x 1960-00-00
King Brothers Circus
+ -Andal-EM
M
unknown-19501950unknown
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis))
x
Renganathar Swamy temple
+ -Nang Lieng-EM
F
unknown-19741974disease
Elephant TB (Mycobacterium Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis))?
x
Buon Don Eco Tourism Company (Cty Tourism sinh thái BuĂ´n ĐĂ´n)


  

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