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


Elephant colic

Colic

16 Deceased elephants due to colic.

NameSpecies
Sex
OriginAgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrival
Death location
+ -Julie-EM
F
unknown122007?2019-08-26disease
Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus and acute abdominal colic
x
Nandankanan Zoo
+ -Samba-EM
F
?2016-05-08disease
Colic
x
Circo de Renato
+ -Marie (Mary)-LA
F
wild2919852014-02-00euthanised
collapsed due to colic
x 1986-06-12
Thoiry Zoo (Parc de Thoiry)
+ -Pambo-LA
M
captive-born211992-04-092013-01-23unknown
colic?
Kenny x Mahari2012-11-28
Bioparc Valencia
+ -Moses-LA
M
wild120112012-11-12disease
colic and diarrhea
x 2012-02-29
Jumbo Foundation Elephant Orphanage
+ -Scotty-LA
M
captive-born32007-03-182010-05-12euthanised
colic
Jack (Jackson) x Mikki2007-03-18
Louisville Zoo
+ -Mary-LA
F
wild2319852008-08-16disease
colic with intestinal rupturecolic with intestinal rupture
x 2004-12-17
Montgomery Zoo
+ -Alicia-LA
F
wild4719612008-02-29disease
intestinal colic
x 1980-09-05
Barcelona Zoo (Park Zoologic de Barcelona)
+ -Balumba-LA
F
wild1619882004-01-06disease
intestinal problems, colic
x 1989-00-00
Platschow Elefantenhof (Sonni Frankello)
+ -Tana-LA
F
wild2919722001-12-20disease
colic, heart breakdown
x 1974-00-00
Liberec Zoo
+ -Seta-LA
F
wild2019812001-09-23disease
colic, heart breakdown
x 1983-08-31
Dvur Kralove Zoo
+ -Ethel-LA
F
wild1319861999-07-19disease
colic
x 1988-04-00
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
+ -Akili-LA
F
wild1819801998-05-14disease
colic and a complete torsion
x 1987-07-00
Monterey Zoo, Elephants of Africa Rescue Society (EARS)
+ -Kamala-EM
F
wild5219311983-06-13disease
colic
x 1953-07-06
Wellington Zoo
+ -Kitty-EM
F
wild3419491983-01-01disease
Colic
x 1955-01-01
Augsburg Zoo
+ -Eng-EM
F
wild2118721893-05-25disease
colic
x 1878-11-28
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)


     
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