Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) in Netherlands

dead elephant ☨* ♀ stillborn  dead elephant


EEP nr9301


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Stillborn:☨* 1993-03-04 captive-born (stillborn)
Birth place: in Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)

Parents: Ramon x ♀ Raja
Dead: 1993-03-04
Death reason: ☨* stillborn:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp), in Netherlands

Date of arrival

1993-03-04Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp)
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History of updates2009-03-03: Text

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† stillborn is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1993-03-04 at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp), in Netherlands, .


stillborn was born captive-born (stillborn) 1993-03-04 at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp).


Parents of stillborn are: ♂ Ramon (father) and ♀ Raja (mother).

Siblings through the father Ramon:

  1. 1984-06-16(F) Bernhardine (Bernhardini)
  2. 1985-04-12 -- † 1985-04-12 (F) killed
  3. 1990-11-25(F) Yasmin
  4. 1995-03-01 -- † 1998-07-13 (F) Indira
  5. 1998-02-13(M) Timber
  6. 1998-03-01(M) Maxim
  7. 1999-04-05(F) Indra
  8. 2000-01-26 -- † 2000-01-26 (M) noname


stillborns ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):

Born: 1970-12-07

Sire ff:
Moti (Mohti)

Born: 1948
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:

Born: 1954
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:

Born: 1963

Sire mf:

Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:

Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:

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Yesterday our vets removed the dead calf from Irma. She carried her fullgrown female baby for more then a year. The birth of Tonya and sucking Irma's nipples have started the birth process. Irma tried for more then a day to deliver the calf and she was exhausted. So we decided to do a surgery and to remove the dead calf. During the surgery under local anasthesia Irma was standing on her Feet all time. The vets opened her birth channel from the backside, just a few centimeters under her anus. They made an incision from ca. 15 cm. and tried to pull the dead calf out. Unfortunately without succes. So the team decided to devide the calf in pieces. Smaller pieces have been removed throuh this hole and the bigger pieces were pushed through her birth channel. Finally, after 12 hours work with a marvelous team, they managed the remove all pieces and could close the wound. Today Irma was doing well. She is receivig pain relief and the wound has been flushed several times.
This was the second time our vets did such a surgery. Years ago (in 1993) they used this method to remove a dead calf from Raja (now in Mallorca).

Rob Belterman, Rotterdam Zoo, 2009-02-12

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). stillborn, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rotterdam Zoo (Diergaarde Blijdorp) in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 March 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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