Rebecca an Asian elephant at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)


 ☨ ♀ Rebecca  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (418)
Body weight: 3700.00 kg, 8140.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* 1961 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 2011-01-08
Death reason: euthanised: polyathritis, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?
Locations
Present / last location:Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS), in United States

Date of Arrival

2004-01-20Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
from Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) 2002-09-21
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation 2000-06-10
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1978-00-00
from Circus World
Circus World 1974-02-04
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1972-00-00
from Billy Smart Circus (William Smart Circus)

Document updated2011-01-10: Death RE
2012-09-25: TB, polyarhtritis.
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Description

† Rebecca is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS), in United States, euthanised in 2011-01-08, polyathritis, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)?(see detailed list).

Origin


Rebecca was born wild 1961.


Comments / pictures

2001: Tested TB-positive on trunk wash.
2001-01-08: Euthanised Jan 8 because of intractable pain from longstanding arthritis.
2004: On January 20, 2004 Rebecca, Minnie and Annie moved to ARK2000.
2011: The U.S. Department of Agriculture found that Rebecca that died at PAWS tested positive for TB, according to necropsy reports.

From her past: That's a tumor on the females face, this can happen to underweight elephants from sleeping on hard surfaces and usually appear on the cheek bone, shoulder or hip. When about the size of a golf ball you can tighten a rubber band around them and they fall off, if neglected they will grow large but can still be easily removed. One of the Ringling elephants in my charge "Rebecca" had one this size on her left knee cap and Dr. Laughlin simply cut an "x" in it, peeled back the four corners like an orange, removed the innards and stitched the skin back.
Buckles Woodcock



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Rebecca, an Asian at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1749. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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