Maude (Melba)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) in United States

Biography
dead elephant ☨ ♀ Maude (Melba)  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr74

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Body height: 2.59 meter, 8.5 feet
Body weight: 4181.82 kg, 9200.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* 1973 wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead: 2013-11-27
Death reason: disease: During a constipation treatment Maude collapsed
Locations - owners
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

1983-06-14Sanford Central Florida Zoological Park
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)

Record history
History of updates2012-04-07

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Maude (Melba) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2013-11-27 at Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo), in United States, . Official death reason described as During a constipation treatment Maude collapsed.

Origin

Maude (Melba) was born wild 1973.


Comments / pictures

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

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References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Maude (Melba), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=903. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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