Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Thaia at Zurich Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Thaia  


EEP nr6615


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 22 years old
Born:* 1966 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1988
Death reason: euthanised: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Present / last location:Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival
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1980-09-08Zurich Zoo
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1979-05-17
from Zurich Zoo
Zurich Zoo 1976-09-20
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1975-05-22
from Zurich Zoo
Zurich Zoo 1967-06-07
from Johannes Künzler

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† Thaia is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Zurich Zoo, in Switzerland, from euthanised 1988. Official death reason described as Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). (see detailed list).


Thaia was born wild 1966.

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During her stay in Copenhagen, Thaia was stabled at Carlsberg Breweries during the nights, and walked hence and forth from the Zoo by her Keeper Ruedi Tanner.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Thaia, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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