Sandai an Asian elephant at Kolmarden Zoo



 ☨ ♀ Sandai  
Elephantkeeper Peter Schröer riding on Sandai in Duisburg Zoo
Elephantkeeper Peter Schröer riding on Sandai in Duisburg Zoo

Alternative name:Sita II
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 18 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 8807
Origin
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1987
Freight:ship from Saigon
Death
Dead date: 2003-05-14
Death reason: euthanised: Positive Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test, delivery problem
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2003-05-14
(dead † 2003-05-14)
stillborn
Locations
Present / last location:Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden

Date of Arrival

2000-08-23Kolmarden Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) 1994-02-03
from Duisburg Zoo
Duisburg Zoo 1988-07-07
from Usti nad Labem Zoo
Usti nad Labem Zoo 1987-06-18
from Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo) 1988-00-00
from Vietnam unspecified location

Document updated2009-03-05: alternative name Sita II
2018-05-10: import
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Description

† Sandai is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden, euthanised in 2003-05-14, Positive Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) trunk-wash test, delivery problem(see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (M) 2003-05-14 -- † 2003-05-14 stillborn

Origin


Sandai was born wild 1985. and imported 1987, ship from Saigon


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Sandai was imported from Saigon Zoo to Usti nad Labem in 1987-06-18 with the name Sita. She was small and thin and in poor condition.

She was later transfered through Duisburg (where her name was changed) to Hagenbecks in Hamburg.

Together with the whole grup of elephants in Kolmarden she was infected with TBC shortly after her arrival in 2000. She became pregnant with the bull Brahma in Kolmarden Zoo, and efforts was made to save her baby, but without success, and she was euthanized, as well as the total group of elephants in Kolmarden.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Sandai, an Asian at Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=379. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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    This document was updated: 2018-05-10 21:16:44


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