African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Sydney Zoo (Taronga) in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Chori  dead elephant



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Status:foot problems
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1979-04-18
Death reason: unknown: acute heart failure, autopsy showed lung tumors and erosive osteo-arthritis in the knees
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia

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Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Record history
History of updates2011-05-01: Text RE
2012-01-23: death date and reason

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Chori is a dead foot problems Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1979-04-18 at Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia, . Official death reason described as acute heart failure, autopsy showed lung tumors and erosive osteo-arthritis in the knees.


Chori was born wild .

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"Chori, an African Elephant who died as zoo officials readied to transport her to WPZ."

I have an old article from (Sydney's) North Shore Times dated April 18 1979 headed "Elephant's Heart Gave Out After Fall' and stating that Chori had died that week in a failed attempt to crate her for delivery to Western Plains Zoo. Cause of death was acute Heart failure. The autopsy showed that Chori also suffered from lung tumors and erosive osteo-arthritis in the knees.
Ara at Zoochat

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Chori, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Sydney Zoo (Taronga) in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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