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* Asian Elephant Kirina gives birth to stillborn calf at Syracuse zoo ** PAWS Announces the Death of African Elephant Iringa (46) *** Zoo elephant, Uttara, dies in Jaldapara ****Elephant Aid International, A Carol Buckley Project is in Thailand building Chain-free Corrals for Friends of The Asian Elephant & Boon Lotts Elephant Sanctuary ***** Hamburg's Hagenbeck Tierpark welcomes new female calf - Mother Yashodo
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 Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque, 7 Asians (2.5)
Posted: May 10 2015, 04:54 AM

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5-year-old ABQ BioPark elephant dies from virus

The BioPark news release points out, the other members of the zoo’s elephant herd are not in danger however, 19-month-old calf Jazmine is under close watch by zookeepers.


Checking the asianelephant.net database, I see that DAIZY's father is ALBERT (16) and JAZMINE's father is SAMSON (17).
Both bulls were born at African Lion Safari.

The zoo ought to stop being "devastated" (paragraph 8 on the kob.com link) and do the right thing - stop the breeding!

"They need to move and have stimulation. They need to be browsing, foraging, socialising. They need to have reason for movement." Pat Derby, PAWS, on elephants' needs.
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