Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of CNN.com the following: There are less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild and they face extinction because of ivory poaching and habitat destruction, the zoo statement said..in the article Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo, but the article doesnt really state why ivory poaching should be an immediate threat to Asian elephants, and their claims of the world population of Asian elephants, is however also something to doubt.. Although IUCN seems to have forgotten to state the world population of Asian elephants at Their fact sheet about the Asian elephant, while the Asian Elephant Specialist Group state that there are elephants in 13 range states, but AESG seemingly also forgot to mention how many Asian elephants there are today, and on their website https://www.asesg.org it is also not easy to find a record about the world population of Asian elephants, but International Elephant Foundation state on the page Elephas maximus: Endangered due to loss of habitat. Numbers are currently around 30,000 – 50,000 (one-tenth of the population of African elephants, and no mention about ivory hunting in Asia), which is a number far, or rather more than ten times higher than the claim from cnn.com =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl


Elephants with arthritis

(Septic arthritis, Reactive arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Felty's syndrome, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Still's disease) - crystal (Gout, Chondrocalcinosis) - Osteoarthritis (Heberden's node, Bouchard's nodes)

72 Deceased elephants due to arthritis.

NameSpecies
Sex
OriginAgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrival
Death location
+ -Shanthi-EM
F
wild4419762020-06-26euthanised
advanced osteoarthritis
x 1992-11-12
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
+ -Safari-EM
F
unknown5919602019-05-03anesthesia
oedema, arthritis
x 2014-12-10
Toluca Zoo (Zoologico de Zacango)
+ -Luna-EM
F
wild?2019-03-30disease
multiple health issues: arthritis and stifle hip joints
x 2019-01-31
Mathura Elephant Care Centre (Wildlife SOS India)
+ -Kara (Soma)-EM
F
wild4219752017-06-07euthanised
chronic osteoarthritis
x 1983-04-28
Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens
+ -Tonzi-EM
F
unknown321984-10-032016-12-02euthanised
arthritis
x 1997-10-02
Twycross Zoo
+ -Timbo-LA
M
wild461970?2016-05-24unknown
chronic arthritis
x 1976-00-00
Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
+ -Magy (Maguie, Maggie)-EM
F
wild4219742016-04-00euthanised
degenerative osteoarthritis
x 2009-09-30
Zoológico de San Juan de Aragón
+ -Magda II-EM
F
wild541962-04-002016-01-22euthanised
osteoarthritis
x 1963-04-27
Lodz Zoo
+ -Mr. Ed (Khun Chorn, Khun-Chorn, K-C)-EM
M
captive-born381978-05-192016-01-17euthanised
collapsed, arthritis
Packy x Me-Tu1980-02-28
Dickerson Park Zoo
+ -Kruger-LA
M
wild3119842015-10-23euthanised
Arthritis
x 2006-10-04
Port Lympne Zoo
+ -Shaba-LA
F
wild3119842015-07-00euthanised
Arthritis
x 1993-08-10
Knowsley Safari Park
+ -Annie-EM
F
wild5419602014-11-14euthanised
complications of arthritis and foot disease
x
Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
+ -Amrit-EM
unknown
?2014-07-00
arthritis
x 2007-00-00
Madanpur elephant camp (Valmiki National Park)
+ -Vellaiammal-EM
F
wild?>19502013-09-14disease
arthritis
x 1954-00-00
Thanjavur Brihadishvara temple (Rajarajesvaram or Peruvudaiyar Kovil)
+ -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
+ -Estrella-LA
F
wild491964-06-002013-07-04euthanised
arthritis/joint problems
x 1997-03-20
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
+ -Bijlee (Ramkali, Ramu)-EM
F
5419592013-06-30disease
osteoarthritis
x
Rati Ram Maharaj Goswami
+ -Judy-EM
F
claimed captive-born4619672013-03-29disease
chronic gastrointestinal irritation, a side effect from arthritis treatment
x 1975-11-24
Baton Rouge Zoo
+ -Jothy-EM
F
wild5019622012-06-02euthanised
arthritis
x 1969-00-00
Montevideo Zoo (Parque Zoológico Lecoq Villa Dolores)
+ -Penney (Penny)-LA
F
wild511961-09-002012-01-24unknown
arthritis
x 1971-07-19
Kansas City Zoo
+ -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)
+ -Tara-LA
F
wild4019692009-11-30disease
arthritis
x 1974-07-30
Toronto Zoo
+ -Kashin-EM
F
unknown411968-12-102009-08-24euthanised
chronic arthritis / foot abscesses
x 1972-00-00
Auckland Zoo
+ -Zambi (Jambi)-LA
F
wild4419652009-03-09disease
infection from injury; arthritis, after falling in dry moat
x 1976-00-00
Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
+ -Crumple (Karina)-EM
F
wild4019692009-03-01euthanised
chronic arthritis
x 1971-11-09
Blackpool Zoo
+ -Kiri-EM
F
wild4519622007-08-07euthanised
arthritis
x 1963-07-25
Nuremberg Zoo (Tiergarten Nürnberg)
+ -Angayarkanni-EM
F
wild4119662007-03-31disease
kidney failure, chronic osteo arthritis, and indigestion
x
Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Amman temple
+ -Clara-EM
F
wild5419532007-03-14euthanised
arthritis
x 1955-04-15
St Louis Zoo
+ -Lulu-EM
F
wild4019662006-09-01disease
arthritis
x 1994-01-21
Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
+ -Pet-EM
F
wild511955-00-002006-08-02euthanised
degenerative arthritis
x 1961-10-27
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
+ -Pat (Patsy)-LA
F
wild3919672006-07-24euthanised
arthritis; foot infections
x 1974-11-01
Toronto Zoo
+ -Chhukha (Chukkh)-EM
F
391967-09-012006-03-20euthanised
arthritis in legs and hip
x 1968-06-24
Zurich Zoo
+ -Toni-EM
F
4119652006-01-25euthanised
arthritis
x 1989-10-25
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
+ -Kuttinarayanan (Asiad Appu)-EM
M
unknown2319822005-05-14disease
fever from arthritis and fracture
x
Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
+ -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
+ -Tina-EM
F
wild4619572003-11-05
severe foot disease and arthritis
x 1986-00-00
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
+ -Casey-LA
M
wild5219512003-09-23disease
infection & arthritis
x 1955-07-20
Kansas City Zoo
+ -Tammy (Tamara)-EM
F
wild5119522003-09-10euthanised
arthritis
x 1995-09-30
Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
+ -Cindy-EM
F
wild4019622002-11-19euthanised
arthritis
x 1992-01-19
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
+ -Gypsy-EM
F
wild?2001?euthanised
arthritis
x 1991-12-25
Neverland Ranch (Michael Jackson)
+ -Samba (Chamba, Tjampa)-EM
F
wild?2001-05-23euthanised
arthritis
x
Harry Malter familypark
+ -Ganesha (Swethavarna)-EM
M
wild?2000-06-00age
arthritis
x 1951-00-00
Mysore Zoo (Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens)
+ -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)
+ -Petunia (Pete, Pee Wee)-EM
F
wild4919501999-08-21disease
severe degenerative joint disease and arthritis
x 1952-00-00
Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus
+ -Hatari (Baby)-LA
F
wild3919591998-07-23euthanised
arthritis, joint degeneration
x 1998-08-23
San Diego Zoo
+ -Ginny-EM
F
wild5819401998-04-29euthanised
chronic arthritis
x 1986-00-00
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
+ -Missy-EM
F
wild3319641997-10-18euthanised
arthritis
x 1994-11-09
Detroit Zoo
+ -Bandula-EM
F
wild2719691996-06-16euthanised
chronic arthritis
x 1986-00-00
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
+ -Zimbabwe (Zimba)-LA
F
wild1719781995-07-12euthanised
degenerative arthritis in her back knees
x 1981-06-14
Welsh Mountain Zoo
+ -Penny (Pennie)-EM
F
wild411954-081995-04-02euthanised
arthritis
x 1955-06-08
San Francisco Zoo
+ -Peggy-EM
F
wild5319411994-02-10euthanised
arthritis
x 1947-07-08
Philadelphia Zoo
+ -Nely (Neli)-EM
F
wild?1994disease
arthritis
x 1956-00-00
Brasilias Zoo Garden (Jardim Zoológico de Brasília)
+ -Nosey-EM
F
wild4719461993-10-14euthanised
arthritis; possible uterine cancer
x 1949-09-10
Fresno Chaffee Zoological Gardens
+ -Meneki-EM
F
wild4619461992-01-29anesthesia
arthritis
x 1953-05-19
Duisburg Zoo
+ -Kutenga-LA
F
wild2719641991-07-31disease
collapsed; arthritis
x 1966-06-09
Philadelphia Zoo
+ -Maya-EM
F
wild5019401990-12-23euthanised
torn ligaments; degenerative arthritis
x 1941-08-11
San Diego Zoo
+ -Babe (Baby Brookfield)-EM
F
wild4419461990-02-18euthanised
severe arthritis
x 1966-09-10
Brookfield Zoo
+ -Kita-EM
F
wild3119581989-12-23euthanised
arthritis; pnemonia; infected feet
x 1959-05-20
Detroit Zoo
+ -Sue-EM
F
wild4519441989-04-21euthanised
severe arthritis
x 1948-11-15
Sacramento Zoo
+ -David-LA
M
wild1919681987-06-30euthanised
arthritis
x 1977-12-12
Western Plains Zoo
+ -Bwana-LA
M
wild1719681985-03-27euthanised
arthritis
x 1971-00-00
Howletts Wild Animal Park
+ -Tuy Hoa-EM
F
wild2819551983-04-20unknown
arthritis?
x 1956-09-17
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
+ -McClane (Gabriel)-EM
M
captive-born111972-07-191983unknown
arthritis?
Thonglaw x Tuy Hoa1973-09-21
Circus Vargas
+ -Chori-LA
F
wild?1979-04-18unknown
acute heart failure, autopsy showed lung tumors and erosive osteo-arthritis in the knees
x
Taronga Zoo (Sydney Zoo)
+ -Khadidja-LA
F
wild2419521976-01-13disease
arthritis
x 1954-00-00
Duisburg Zoo
+ -Michelle-EM
F
wild?1974-07-00disease
arthritis
x
Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo
+ -Moskwitsch-EM
M
captive-born221948-08-031970-05-04disease
rheumatoid arthritis
Shango x Molly1961-04-00
Baku Zoo
+ -Katinka (Tinka,Tinca)-EM
F
wild2819331961-07-03euthanised
shot, because of arthritis
x 1939-05-31
Emmen Zoo
+ -Molly-EM
F
wild2119341955-04-24euthanised
arthritis
x 1942-00-00
Chester Zoo
+ -Honey-EM
F
wild1519381953-07-16disease
arthritis
x 1942-06-06
St Louis Zoo


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