Important message: CNN claim, in an article written by CNN journalists Kay Jones and Hollie Silvermanthe on August 3, 2020 on the website of CNN.com the following: There are less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild and they face extinction because of ivory poaching and habitat destruction, the zoo statement said..in the article Baby elephant dies 27 days after his birth at St. Louis Zoo, but the article doesnt really state why ivory poaching should be an immediate threat to Asian elephants, and their claims of the world population of Asian elephants, is however also something to doubt.. Although IUCN seems to have forgotten to state the world population of Asian elephants at Their fact sheet about the Asian elephant, while the Asian Elephant Specialist Group state that there are elephants in 13 range states, but AESG seemingly also forgot to mention how many Asian elephants there are today, and on their website https://www.asesg.org it is also not easy to find a record about the world population of Asian elephants, but International Elephant Foundation state on the page Elephas maximus: Endangered due to loss of habitat. Numbers are currently around 30,000 – 50,000 (one-tenth of the population of African elephants, and no mention about ivory hunting in Asia), which is a number far, or rather more than ten times higher than the claim from cnn.com =There are NOT less than 3,500 Asian elephants left in the wild, as cnn claim.//Dan Koehl


Chang at Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)

† Chang
ID Number:EEP Number: 8112 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 39 years old
Dead date: 2020-07-24
Death reason: disease: temporal gland problems, weakened immune system, diarrhea
Location:Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
ArrivalCopenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 2017-11-03
from Planckendael Zoo
Planckendael Zoo 2012-10-16
from Dompierre Le Pal Zoo
Dompierre Le Pal Zoo 2005-05-08
from Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo 1988-10-28
from Odense Zoo (Odense Dyrehave)
Odense Zoo (Odense Dyrehave) 1985-06-11
from Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
Born:1981-11-10 captive-born in
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 76.00 kgs, 167.20 lbs
Parents: Chieng Mai x Ida
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 20 babies

  1. () -- † 2012 stillborn fetus still in utero, EEP nr: 201200
  2. (F) 1993-09-09 -- † 1993-09-09 killed
  3. (F) 1995-12-19 -- † 1997-05-25 Karha
  4. (F) 1997-12-31 -- † 2018-09-07 Sithami, EEP nr: 9710
  5. (M) 1998-04-25 -- † 1998-04-25 stillborn
  6. (F) 1998-08-06 Tara, EEP nr: 9809
  7. (F) 1998-08-27 Karishma, EEP nr: 9810
  8. (M) 2000-07-18 Po Chin, EEP nr: 20003
  9. (M) 2000-10-07 Assam, EEP nr: 20004
  10. (F) 2004-03-05 -- † 2004-03-05 stillborn
  11. (M) 2004-10-10 -- † 2017-10-30 Tunga, EEP nr: 200407
  12. (F) 2008-05-04 -- † 2015-11-30 Jade, EEP nr: 200806
  13. (F) 2009-05-00 -- † 2009-05-00 miscarriage
  14. () 2010-11-01 -- † 2010-11-01 stillborn, EEP nr: 201011
  15. (M) 2014-03-19 Tom, EEP nr: 201405
  16. (M) 2015-05-20 -- † 2015-05-20 Baby Q, EEP nr: 201500
  17. (F) 2015-06-16 -- † 2018-05-27 Qiyo, EEP nr: 201500
  18. (F) 2017-12-25 Suki, EEP nr: 201723?
  19. (F) 2018-01-13 Tun Kai, EEP nr: 201801?
  20. (M) 2018-04-11 -- † 2018-06-26 Tarzen, EEP nr: 201806? (EEP nr N/A)
Siblings through the father Chieng Mai:
  1. 1970-09-18(F) Irma
  2. 1975-12-15(F) Schottzie
  3. 1980-03-31 -- † 1984-09-08 (F) Maia
  4. 1983-03-18 -- † 1990-09-07 (M) Haakon
  5. 1986-01-22 -- † 2003-09-21 (F) Coco
  6. 1991-10-28 -- † 1991-10-28 (F) noname
  7. 1996-03-15 -- † 2006-02-09 (M) Santosh
  8. 1997-02-17 -- † 1997-06-19 (M) Hannibal
  9. 2001-12-02 -- † 2003-10-06 (M) Punjab
  10. 2006-03-20(M) Gandhi
  11. 2013-02-25 -- † 2014-11-24 (M) Khao Sok
  12. 2013-08-26 -- † 2013-08-26 (F) stillborn
  13. 2015-09-04 -- † 2015-09-04 (M) stillborn
  14. 2017-05-17(M) Sak
Siblings through the mother Ida:
  1. 1991-10-28 -- † 1991-10-28 (F) noname
  2. 1996-03-15 -- † 2006-02-09 (M) Santosh
  3. 2001-12-02 -- † 2003-10-06 (M) Punjab
  4. 2006-03-20(M) Gandhi
Changs pedigree:
P I II III

Chang

Sire:
Chieng Mai

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Dame:
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Dame:
Ida

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Document updated2009-09-09: birth weight
2012-10-17: transfer
2018-03-02: link to EleWiki submitted by IP address 89.107.209.212
2018-04-11: location Copenhagen
2020-07-20: getting painkillers for a problem connected to his temporal gland
2020-07-24: reported dead
During summer 2020, Chang experienced problems with his temporal gland, which caused him problems, and was surgically operated.

2020-07-24: Chang was reported dead. Veterinarians and his keepers had been optimistic, when on Monday he started eating again. However, after so long illness, the immune system has been weakened, and that has probably been the cause of the diarrhea that eventually caused his body to go into shock.

Sources, among others

  • Elefanter i Kpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • http://elefanten.wikia.com/wiki/Chang
  • Christian Granhøj Skouboe via https://nyheder24.dk/nyheder/faar-100-smertestillende-piller-dagligt-alvorlig-sygdom-rammer-elefant-i-dansk-zoo
  • https://ekstrabladet.dk/nyheder/samfund/elefant-doed-i-zoo-en-af-verdens-bedste-avlshanner/8214783
  • Asian Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP, 2005, 2007
    by Rob Belterman, Ton Dorresteyn, Martin van Wees
  • Asian Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP, 2014
    by Martin van Wees and Marc Damen (PDF document)

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