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


Pneumonia

Cause can be chills from exposure to cold winds and wet; overextersion.
Symptoms: Temperature general high, and lasting some few days, there may be shivering at the beginning. The pulse is quickened, the breathing hurried and the chest is found to move little or not at all during respiration, but the belly moves unusually during the act. The animal rarely lies down, is very dull, disiclined to move abouth though there is marked restlessness and often prostration.
Pneumonic cough is generally short and painful, and there is usually a slight discharge from the trunk; yawning is a frequent symptom.
The appetite is almost lost, there may be consiiderable thirst.
The disease reaches its hight in a few days, and death may take place from suffocation. If the animal survives, the lungs gradually recover to their normal condition and function.

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40 Deceased elephants due to Pneumonia.

NameSpecies
Sex
OriginAgeBirthDeath dateDeath reasonParentsArrival
Death location
+ -Ashwathama-EM
M
wild820092017-10-00disease
acute pneumonia
x 2011-05-00
Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo
+ -Merry-LA
F
?2015-03-20disease
Pneumonia
x 2014-11-00
Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez (Morelia zoo)
+ -Losesia-LA
F
wild120132014-01-10disease
Collapsed with Pneumonia, after getting water in the lungs
x 2014-01-08
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
+ -Pumbi-LA
F
wild271985?2012-04-03unknown
respiratory distress, collapsed. pneumonia
x 1987-04-28
Pretoria Zoo
+ -Sasab-LA
wild020112011-12-08disease
pneumonia, gastro enteritis
x 2011-11-08
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
+ -Loisaba-LA
F
wild131998-01-002011-06-28disease
pneumonia indicating Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) or Cancer
x
Tsavo National Park
+ -Salaita-LA
M
wild220082010-11-14disease
pneumonia indicating Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) or Cancer?
x 2010-09-25
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Ithumba
+ -Bibi-LA
F
captive-born02009-06-202009-08-06disease
pneumonia
Harry x Tosha2009-06-20
Knysna Elephant Park
+ -Dottie-LA
F
wild2619822008-10-27disease
pneumonia
x 1986-11-14
Atlanta Zoo
+ -Anja-LA
F
wild3519732008-09-00disease
pneumonia
x 2005-00-00
Circus Voyage (Alois Spindler)
+ -Mupani-LA
F
wild?2006-06-12disease
pneumonia
x 2005-00-00
Kwantu Game Reserve
+ -Nandilath Gopalakrishnan-EM
M
unknown2819782006-01-07disease
impaction of the colon Erandakettu and pneumonia
x
Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
+ -Nkiito-LA
M
wild120052006-01-00disease
Pneumonia
x 2006-01-00
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Nairobi nursery
+ -Pooh-Pah-EM
F
captive-born31999-02-172002disease
pneumonia, hemorragic septisemia
x Auan
FAE Elephant Hospital
+ -Congo-LA
M
wild4219582000-11-10disease
pneumonia
x 1983-02-10
Western Plains Zoo
+ -unknown-LA
F
wild?1995disease
pneumonia
x 1995-00-00
Knysna forest
+ -Samson (Sammy)-LC
M
wild1819691987disease
pneumonia, cardiac arrest
x 1987-00-00
Randall Moore
+ -Sue-EM
F
unknown?1982disease
pneumonia
x 1970-00-00
Bullens Animal World
+ -Fatima (Bamula)-EM
F
wild2519471972-01-31disease
Pneumonia?
x 1972-01-29
Aalborg Zoo (Aalborg Zoologiske Have)
+ -Roma-EM
F
captive-born201948-08-061968-04-13disease
pneumonia
Romeo II x Giulietta II (Giulie)1948-08-06
Rome Zoo (Bioparco - Giardino Zoologico di Roma)
+ -Christy-EM
F
wild?1961disease
pneumonia
x 1960-00-00
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
+ -Salt-EM
F
wild?1952-10-05disease
pneumonia
x 1947-00-00
Ringlands Circus (Big Tom Fosset)
+ -Manuela (Manula)-EM
F
wild?1951disease
pneumonia?
x 1950-00-00
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
+ -Mary-EM
F
wild?1950-03-28disease
pneumonia
x 1945-00-00
Clyde Beatty Circus
+ -Gloria I-EM
F
wild2919181947-11-16disease
pneumonia, chronic indigestion
x
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
+ -unknown-EM
F
wild?1945-01-00disease
pneumonia
x 1937-00-00
Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
+ -Alice-EM
F
wild?1944-12-03disease
pneumonia?
x 1904-00-00
Haag Circus
+ -Albert-EM
M
wild4118881929-03-28disease
pneumonia
x 1919-00-00
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
+ -Little Cohn (Maly Kohn, Chonor)-EM
M
wild7118531924-08-22disease
gangrene in leg, pneumonia, circulation problems
x 1913-05-00
Poznan Zoo
+ -Lilly (Lilli)-EM
F
wild5118601911-05-00disease
pneumonia
x 1863-07-08
Dresden Zoo
+ -Hazel-EM
F
?1904disease
pneumonia
x 1901-00-00
Great Wallace Brothers
+ -Maharajah-EM
M
wild1718651882disease
pneumonia
x 1872-00-00
Belle Vue Zoological Gardens
+ -Lallah Rookh (Juliet, Jenny Lind)-EM
F
unknown?1860-09-11disease
pneumonia?
x 1853-00-00
Dan Rice Circus
+ -Victoria-EM
F
?1860-06-00disease
Pneumonia
x 1860-00-00
John Wilsons Dan Rices Great Show
+ -Hans-EM
M
wild2017821802-02-17disease
pneumonia
x 1798-03-23
Menagerie du Paris Jardin des Plantes
+ -Abul-Abbas-EM
M
wild?0810disease
Pneumonia?
x 0802-07-20
Charlemagne, (Carolus Magnus) emperor of Holy Roman Empire
+ -Albert-EM
M
wild0disease
pneumonia
x 1924-00-00
Ketrow Brothers Circus
+ -Trilby-EM
F
wild0disease
pneumonia
x 1903-00-00
Haag Circus
+ -Sheba (Nirvana)-EM
F
wild-19671967disease
choked to death of twig/pneumonia? / death from a branch
x 1973-08-00
Ridgeways circus
+ -unknown-EM
0disease
pneumonia
x 1966-00-00
George´s Pet Shop (George Flemming)


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