† Sambo is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC), in Cambodia, from anesthesia 2011-02-16. Official death reason described as After the last sedation he did not recover. (see detailed list).
Sambo was born unknown 1961.
Sambo came into conflict with people in Cambodia’s Kompong Speu province, and killed 4 persons. After this, he was sedated and shipped to Phnom Tamao Zoo.
Sambo died just a couple of days after visit to Phnom Tamao in February. During the visit he was troubled by musth, but visually did not show major signs of distress due to his wounds, no touching with the trunk or blowing of air or sand. In spite of being hobbled, he moved around in the enclosure, and was drinking and eating.
After death, he was reported to have undergone some 3 or 4 sedations with Xylazine. After the last sedation he did not recover?
On visit in February, Sambo was still in musth.
Wounds on the head and back followed a horizontal line, some centimeter down from the spina. On the right shoulder was a square shaped wound. Sambo had no wounds on the oppposite right side, and no wounds on the spina.
Closeup of the wound on right shoulder.
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