Maude (Melba) an Asian elephant at Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

 ☨ ♀ Maude (Melba)  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (74)
Body height: 2.59 meter, 8.5 feet
Body weight: 4181.82 kg, 9200.00 lbs
Born:* 1973 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 2013-11-27
Death reason: disease: During a constipation treatment Maude collapsed
Present / last location:Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo), in United States

Date of Arrival

2011-02-21Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) from Sanford Central Florida Zoological Park
Sanford Central Florida Zoological Park 1983-06-14
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)

Document updated2011-02-24: transfer
2011-03-03: Corrected transfer date, Size RE
2013-12-01: death
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† Maude (Melba) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo), in United States, disease in 2013-11-27, During a constipation treatment Maude collapsed(see detailed list).


Maude (Melba) was born wild 1973.

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2013-11-27: On Wednesday morning Maude, a 41-year old Asian elephant at the popular South Miami-Dade attraction, died while receiving treatment for a severe digestive impaction. Essentially, Maude appears to have died of constipation. During a treatment session at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Maude collapsed and passed away in less than a minute

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Maude (Melba), an Asian at Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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