A young female Asian elephant has died at Taronga Zoo after she slowed signs of having herpes-related illness.
Tukta was almost eight years old when she Began showing signs of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) disease yesterday morning.
EEHV, the which causes severe hemorrhages, is present in almost all Asian elephants but it only makes some young elephants sick.
Tukta was almost eight years old how old she Began showing signs of Elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) Disease Yesterday morning
The zoo said:’This is an extremely Sad time for all who loved and cared for her, particularly our Elephant team Whom she shared a special Bond with’
However, it does strike land, it is almost always fatal. Taronga Zoo wrote on Their Facebook page:’Tukta began showing symptoms of illness on Monday morning, and our Veterinary and Keeping teams worked very hard to save her .‘Although she fought bravely, her condition rapidly declined and she passed later in the afternoon.
‘No doubt our Taronga Herd will be mourning her loss for several days.
̲’̲T̲h̲i̲s̲ ̲i̲s̲ ̲a̲n̲ ̲e̲x̲t̲r̲e̲m̲e̲l̲y̲ ̲s̲a̲d̲ ̲t̲i̲m̲e̲ ̲f̲o̲r̲ ̲a̲l̲l̲ ̲w̲h̲o̲ ̲l̲o̲v̲e̲d̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲c̲a̲r̲e̲d̲ ̲f̲o̲r̲ ̲h̲e̲r̲,̲ ̲p̲a̲r̲t̲i̲c̲u̲l̲a̲r̲l̲y̲ ̲o̲u̲r̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲ ̲t̲e̲a̲m̲ ̲w̲h̲o̲m̲ ̲s̲h̲e̲ ̲s̲h̲a̲r̲e̲d̲ ̲a̲ ̲s̲p̲e̲c̲i̲a̲l̲ ̲b̲o̲n̲d̲ ̲w̲i̲t̲h̲.̲’̲ T̲u̲k̲t̲a̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲f̲i̲r̲s̲t̲ ̲f̲e̲m̲a̲l̲e̲ ̲A̲s̲i̲a̲n̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲b̲e̲ ̲b̲o̲r̲n̲ ̲a̲t̲ ̲T̲a̲r̲o̲n̲g̲a̲ ̲Z̲o̲o̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲s̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲e̲c̲a̲m̲e̲ ̲a̲n̲ ̲o̲l̲d̲e̲r̲ ̲s̲i̲s̲t̲e̲r̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲J̲a̲i̲ ̲D̲e̲e̲ ̲l̲a̲s̲t̲ ̲y̲e̲a̲r̲.̲
̲S̲h̲e̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲b̲o̲r̲n̲ ̲o̲n̲ ̲N̲o̲v̲e̲m̲b̲e̲r̲ ̲2̲,̲ ̲2̲0̲1̲0̲,̲ ̲a̲f̲t̲e̲r̲ ̲a̲ ̲g̲e̲s̲t̲a̲t̲i̲o̲n̲ ̲p̲e̲r̲i̲o̲d̲ ̲o̲f̲ ̲6̲5̲8̲ ̲d̲a̲y̲s̲,̲ ̲a̲l̲m̲o̲s̲t̲ ̲f̲o̲u̲r̲ ̲y̲e̲a̲r̲s̲ ̲s̲i̲n̲c̲e̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲e̲l̲e̲p̲h̲a̲n̲t̲s̲ ̲a̲r̲r̲i̲v̲e̲d̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲b̲e̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲r̲e̲g̲i̲o̲n̲a̲l̲ ̲c̲o̲n̲s̲e̲r̲v̲a̲t̲i̲o̲n̲ ̲p̲r̲o̲g̲r̲a̲m̲.̲
T̲u̲k̲t̲a̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲1̲2̲0̲k̲g̲ ̲w̲h̲e̲n̲ ̲s̲h̲e̲ ̲w̲a̲s̲ ̲b̲o̲r̲n̲ ̲t̲o̲ ̲P̲a̲k̲ ̲B̲o̲o̲n̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲G̲u̲n̲g̲.̲
Tukta was the first female Asian Elephant to be born at Taronga Zoo and she became an Older sister Jai Dee last yeart female Asian Elephant to be born at Taronga Zoo and she became an Older sister Jai Dee last year