Tukta
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sydney Zoo (Taronga) in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tukta  dead elephant
Photo: © Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Photo: © Taronga Conservation Society Australia

Identification

ASMP nr73

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 8 years old
Origin
Born:* 2010-11-02 captive-born , number 3
Birth place: in Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Birth weight 120.00 kgs, 264.00 lbs

Parents: Gung (Prawn) x ♀ Pak Boon
Death
Dead: 2018-09-03
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia

Date of arrival

2010-11-02Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Record history
History of updates2010-11-14: picture
2010-11-19: name
2010-12-03: nr
2018-04-21: PC
2018-09-04: death report

Latest document update2020-12-03 19:53:54
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† Tukta is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2018-09-03 at Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia, . Official death reason described as Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus.

Origin


Tukta was born captive-born as birth number 3 2010-11-02 at Sydney Zoo (Taronga).

Parentage


Parents of Tukta are: ♂ Gung (Prawn) (father) and ♀ Pak Boon (mother).

Siblings through the father Gung (Prawn):

  1. 2009-07-04(M) Luk Chai
  2. 2016-11-02(M) Sabai
  3. 2017-05-26 -- † 2020-10-13 (M) Jai Dee

Siblings through the mother Pak Boon:

  1. 2017-05-26 - † 2020-10-13 (M) Jai Dee

Pedigree


Tuktas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

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Gung (Prawn)

Born: 2000

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Pak Boon

Born: 1992

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Comments / pictures

Zookeepers noticed eight-year-old Tukta had become lethargic and was not eating on Monday.

The veterinary team was called in and suspected she was suffering a case of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV).

Taronga Zoo said EEHV was present in almost all Asian elephants but it only causes illness when the animals are young.

"Despite the swift action of everyone involved, she tragically lost her fight against the virus later that afternoon," the zoo said in a statement.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tukta, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sydney Zoo (Taronga) in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6238. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2018 deaths | 2010 births | With Pedigree | Elephants from Sydney Zoo (Taronga) | Australia | Asian elephants


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